[Numpy-discussion] Boolean array formatting poll

Chris Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Wed Sep 10 13:11:46 EDT 2003

Pearu Peterson wrote:

> >>> a=numarray.arange(6, type=numarray.Bool); a[::2] = 0; a
>  array([F, T, F, T, F, T], type=Bool)

That's better. However, I"m still inclined to prefer [1, 0, 0, 1, ....

Someone mentioned making clear the distiction between bool and int
arrays. HOw distict are they? In Python, the bool type is really just a
pretty wrapper around an Int anway. I like it, but if in NumArray, a
bool is really and int in disguise, I'd be just as happy to ahve it be
0, 1, 0, .... If however, a bool really is a totally different beast (or
will be in a future version), then maybe it's worth making the clear


For what I mean, note in Python 2.3:

>>> a = True
>>> a
>>> a * 5

Can you do this in NumArray?

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