[Numpy-discussion] annoying numpy string to float conversion behaviour

Torgil Svensson torgil.svensson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 11:20:51 EDT 2007

On 6/26/07, Andrew Straw <strawman at astraw.com> wrote:
> But, as Python is moving away from the libc for file IO in
> Python 3K, perhaps string representation of floats would be considered,
> too. (In fact for all I know, perhaps it has already been considered.)
> Maybe you should email the python-3k-dev list?

Good idea. I found this mailing thread on python-dev:

There's also one interesting bug regarding to this.

1732212: repr of 'nan' floats not parseable

This seems to indicate that float('nan') works on some platforms but
str(nan) isn't. Is this true on Linux? Could anyone confirm this? What
about float('inf') and repr(inf) on Linux?

This may also mean that I have an easy long term way out => move to
Linux and follow up the resolution of this bug. Windows is all
troubles anyway in several areas and may not be worth the extra


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