On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 11:17, Russell E Owen wrote about the sum() Ufunc vs. the sum() method:
Numarray is already confusing enough without identically named functions and methods that do different things
When I went through the Numarray docs and made suggestions for improvements (see the list I posted at Sourceforge), I didn't make any comments about functional changes, only what the documentation said. Since the sum() method is documented using 1-D arrays, you can't tell that it in fact behaves differently than the sum() Ufunc. On reflection, I also agree that the Ufuncs and methods should behave the same way.
Why do you say 'numarray is confusing'? What in the docs would help un-confuse it, in your view?