- Do what is done now, always print a string that when
eval'ed will recreate the array.
- Only give summary information for the array regardless of
- Print the array if it has fewer than THRESHOLD number of
elements, otherwise print a summary. THRESHOLD may be adjusted by the user.
I vote for 3) too.
Especially annoying is when I mistakenly type a.shape instead of a.shape() interactively. Without the parentheses I get a bound method, the repr of which includes the repr for the whole array, and when this has > 25 million elements it really is a drag to wait for it all to finish spewing out...
Getting sidetracked... is this repr of methods a feature?
l = [1,2,3,4] l.sort
<built-in method sort of list object at 0x402d4eec>
a = numarray.array(l) a.shape
<bound method NumArray.shape of array([1, 2, 3, 4])>
It would seem more pythonic to get <bound method NumArray.shape of array object at 0x402d4bcc> or similar?
-- Greg Ball