On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM, Alan G Isaac <alan.isaac@gmail.com> wrote:

On 6/29/2013 3:00 PM, Nathaniel wrote:

any objections to np.full?

Still curious: why isn't ``tile`` the right name? (It already exists.)

import numpy as np np.tile(3.0, (2,3)) array([[ 3., 3., 3.], [ 3., 3., 3.]])

If someone explained this, sorry to have missed it.

It's implemented inefficiently. It is aimed at a different use case (building up arrays from other arrays) that only incidentally, and thus poorly, fulfils this one. It has no relation to the empty()/ones()/zeros() line of functions. In particular, tile_like() would make no sense. Being aimed at a different use case, it will be more difficult to find for people who are not familiar with numpy's entire API. It will be an isolated idiom rather than a natural completion of the existing APIs. I can probably think of others if I really get going, but I think we're about at the point of diminishing returns. -- Robert Kern On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM, Alan G Isaac <alan.isaac@gmail.com> wrote:

On 6/29/2013 3:00 PM, Nathaniel wrote:

any objections to np.full?

Still curious: why isn't ``tile`` the right name? (It already exists.)

import numpy as np np.tile(3.0, (2,3)) array([[ 3., 3., 3.], [ 3., 3., 3.]])

If someone explained this, sorry to have missed it.

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