[Numpy-discussion] coercion of arrays

verveer at embl-heidelberg.de verveer at embl-heidelberg.de
Mon Dec 2 15:28:03 EST 2002


I was looking at the coercion of arrays in the new numarray. The following is 
not intuitive to me:

>>> a = array(1, Int8)
>>> b = array(1, UInt16)
>>> c = a + b
>>> c.type()

Should the result not be a signed integer type?

Also the following result is strange to me:

>>> a = array(1, Float64)
>>> b = array(1, Complex32)
>>> c = a + b
>>> c.type()

Complex64 would seem to be the more apropiate type here for the result.

Could somebody comment if these are bugs or not?

Cheers, Peter

Dr. Peter J. Verveer
Cell Biology and Cell Biophysics Programme
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
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Email: Peter.Verveer at embl-heidelberg.de


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