[Numpy-discussion] Subarray with with arbitrary index?

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Fri Aug 17 09:36:26 EDT 2001

On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Huaiyu Zhu wrote:

> Hi,
> Is it possible to assign to a subarray with arbitrary index?
> Suppose I have three arrays
> a = arange(8)
> b = array([2, 3, 5])
> c = arange(3)+100
> I want a function f, such that calling  f(a, b, c) would change a to
> [0 1 100 101 4 102 6 7]

f = Numeric.put
f(a, b, c)

put used to be in Python, but it's been in C since some release 17.x.x, I

I have a sinking feeling that I must have missed something (no interpreter
here to check it works)...

BTW, a week ago I noticed that I had reinvented the wheel in rewriting, in
an uglier and less efficient form, Numeric.allclose (hope I got the name
right).  As far as I can see, it isn't listed in the manual.  Did I miss
it?  All it would need is the docstring copying over.


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