[Numpy-discussion] bug in ndarray.resize?

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 17:56:20 EDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Alan G Isaac <aisaac at american.edu> wrote:

> On 3/17/2010 10:16 AM, josef.pktd at gmail.com wrote:
> > numpy.resize(a, new_shape)
> > Return a new array with the specified shape.
> >
> > If the new array is larger than the original array, then the new array
> > is filled with repeated copied of a. Note that this behavior is
> > different from a.resize(new_shape) which fills with zeros instead of
> > repeated copies of a.
> Yes indeed.  Sorry, I must have scrolled the help without realizing it,
> and this part was at the top.
> So my follow up: why is this desirable/necessary?  (I find it surprising.)

IIRC, it behaved that way in Numeric.

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