[Numpy-discussion] ndarray newbie question
fperez.net at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 05:02:34 EST 2007
On 1/5/07, Pierre GM <pgmdevlist at gmail.com> wrote:
> belinda thom wrote:
> > > Some context: the type of introspection I'm often wishing I could do
> > > in a single, easy command usually has to do w/getting to know the
> > > software better.
> For generic introspection in Python, dir and .__doc__ are very useful.
> The ? trick works in ipython and prints the __doc__.
> > When I try the latter recommendation above w/numpy arrays, I get:
> > Type: NoneType
> > Base Class: <type 'NoneType'>
> > String Form: None
> > Namespace: Interactive
> > Docstring:
> > <no docstring>
> I agree that this one is not really informative. A
> >>> a.__class__.__doc__?
> provides a docstring interestingly truncated under ipython, but nothing
> useful either.
You probably meant
In : a.__class__?
Base Class: <type 'type'>
An array object represents a multidimensional, homogeneous array
of fixed-size items. An associated data-type-descriptor object
details the data-type in an array (including byteorder and any
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