[Numpy-discussion] Integer type casting and OverflowError

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu May 9 06:21:30 EDT 2013

With master numpy (and back to 1.6.1, at least):

|1> np.int32(3054212286)

It seems like at one time, this used to raise an OverflowError. We can
see this in at least one place in scipy:


Is this a regression in numpy, or should the code in scipy be fixed to
use a different test? Even if it is technically a regression, it might
be one of those "it's been broken so long, it's a feature now"

Robert Kern

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