[Numpy-discussion] min/max not exported in "from numpy import *"

Zhang Le zhang.le.misc at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 10:57:57 EDT 2006

  I'm using 0.9.8 and find numpy.ndarray.min() is not exported to
global space when doing a
  from numpy import *
In [1]: from numpy import *

In [2]: help min
------> help(min)
Help on built-in function min in module __builtin__:

    min(sequence) -> value
    min(a, b, c, ...) -> value

    With a single sequence argument, return its smallest item.
    With two or more arguments, return the smallest argument.
Also numpy.ndarray.max() is not available too. But the built-in sum()
is replaced by numpy.ndarray.sum() as expected.
Is this a bug or just intended to do so and user has to use
numpy.ndarray.min() explicitly?

Zhang Le

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