[Numpy-discussion] Re: [SciPy-dev] matrix and ravel()
Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Wed Oct 12 18:15:58 EDT 2005
Travis Oliphant wrote:
> In particular, here are two proposals.
> 1) current behavior
> array (and asarray) --- returns the object itself if it is a sub-class
> of the array
> (or an array scalar).
> asndarray --- returns an actual nd array object
-1. I expect as array to return an array. Period. That's why I use it.
> 2) new behavior
> array (and asarray) always return an ndarray base-class object (or a
> big-nd array if the object is already one).
+1 ...I think. What is a big-nd array?
> asanyarray --- returns an nd-array or a sub-class if the object is
> already a sub-class.
What about having each subclass define it's own function-- asmatrix,
etc? Maybe that's not general enough, but I know I use asarray because I
know I want a NumPy Array, and nothing else.
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