[Numpy-discussion] PS: underflow array([2.9e-131+0j])**3 (why complex give a different result? bug?)

Jean-Bernard Addor jbaddor at physics.mcgill.ca
Thu May 31 19:09:03 EDT 2001

Hey Numpy people!

This a PS from my previous message. I just tried the underflow with
complex :

>>> Numeric.array([2.9e-131])**3
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
OverflowError: math range error
>>> 2.9e-131**3
>>> Numeric.array([2.9e-131+0j])**3
array([ 0.+0.j])

Now I have a quick solution for my problem, but I have the impression that
this is a bug, at least I don't understand the underlying logic. If
somebody can explain it to me?


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