[Numpy-discussion] Thoughts on an ndarray super-class
oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Wed Feb 22 22:42:06 EST 2006
The bigndarray class is going to disappear (probably in the next release
of NumPy). It was a stop-gap measure as the future of 64-bit fixes in
Python was unclear. Python 2.5 will have removed the 64-bit limitations
that led to the bigndarray and so it will be removed.
I have been thinking, however, of replacing it with a super-class that
does not define the dimensions or strides.
In other words, the default array would be just a block of memory. The
standard array would inherit from the default and add dimension and
I was thinking that this might make it easier for sub-classes using
fixed-sized dimensions and strides. I'm not sure if that would actually
be useful, but since I was thinking about the disappearance of the
bigndarray, I thought I would ask for comments.
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