[Numpy-discussion] Is this a bug in repr ?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 13:55:13 EDT 2011

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 12:39, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, I think it is a bug. IIRC, it also shows up for object arrays.

It's extremely long-standing, documented, intentional behavior dating
back to Numeric.

|1> import Numeric

|2> a = Numeric.array( [  16.50698631688883822 ] )

|3> print repr(a)
array([ 16.50698632])

You can disagree with the feature, but it's not a bug.

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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