[Numpy-discussion] Latest Array-Interface PEP

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 14:37:12 EST 2007

Neal Becker wrote:

> I'm thinking that a buffer is just an interface to memory, and that the
> interpretation as an array of n-dimensions, for example, is best left to
> the application.  I might want to at one time view the data as
> n-dimensional, but at another time as 1-dimensional, for example.

Sure, but you need a standard way to communicate that extra information between
different parts of your code and also between different third party libraries.
That is what this PEP intends to provide.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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