[Numpy-discussion] 1.9.x branch
Sebastian Berg
sebastian at sipsolutions.net
Sat Apr 26 13:12:10 EDT 2014
On Mi, 2014-04-23 at 10:11 -0400, josef.pktd at gmail.com wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 5:32 AM, Sebastian Berg
> <sebastian at sipsolutions.net> wrote:
> > On Di, 2014-04-22 at 15:35 -0600, Charles R Harris wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >>
> >> I'd like to branch 1.9.x at the end of the month. There are a couple
> >> of reasons for the timing. First, we have a lot of new stuff in the
> >> development branch. Second, there is work ongoing in masked arrays
> >> that I'd like to keep out of the release so that it has more time to
> >> settle. Third, it's past time ;)
> >
> > Sounds good.
> >
> >> There are currently a number of 1.9.0 blockers, which can be seen
> >> here.
> >>
> >> Datetime timezone handling broken in 1.7.x
> >>
> >> I don't think there is time to get this done for 1.9.0 and it needs to
> >> be pushed off to 1.10.0.
> >>
> >> Return multiple field selection as ro view
> >>
> >> I have a branch for this, but because the returned type differs from a
> >> copy by alignment spacing there was a test failure. Merging that
> >> branch might cause some incompatibilities.
> >>
> >
> > I am a bit worried here that comparisons might make trouble.
> >
> >> Object array creation new conversion to int
> >>
> >>
> >> This one needs a decision. Julian, Sebastian, thoughts?
> >>
> >
> > Maybe for all to consider this is about what happens for object arrays
> > if you do things like:
> >
> > # Array cast to object array (np.array(arr) would be identical):
> > a = np.arange(10).astype(object)
> > # Array passed into new array creation (not just *one* array):
> > b = np.array([np.arange(10)], dtype=object)
> > # Numerical array is assigned to object array:
> > c = np.empty(10, dtype=object)
> > c[...] = np.arange(10)
> >
> > Before this change, the result was:
> > type(a[0]) is int
> > type(b[0,0]) is np.int_ # Note the numpy type
> > type(c[0]) is int
> >
> > After this change, they are all `int`. Though note that the numpy type
> > is preserved for example for long double. On the one hand preserving the
> > numpy type might be nice, but on the other hand we don't care much about
> > the dtypes of scalars and in practice the python types are probably more
> > often wanted.
>
> what if I don't like python?
>
Fair point :). I also think it is more consistent if we use the numpy
types (and the user has to cast to the python type explicitly). Could
argue that if someone casts to object, they might like python objects,
but if you don't want them that is tricky, too.
There is the option that the numerical array -> object array cast always
returns an array of numpy scalars. Making it consistent (opposite to
what is currently in numpy master).
This would mean that `numerical_arr.astype(object)` would give an array
of numpy scalars always. Getting python scalars would only be possible
using `arr.item()` (or `tolist`). I guess that change is less likely to
cause problems, because the numpy types can do more things normally
though they are slower.
So a (still a bit unsure) +1 from me for making numeric -> object casts
return arrays of numpy scalars unless we have reason to expect that to
cause problems. Not sure how easy that would be to change, it wasn't a
one line change when I tried, so there is something slightly tricky to
clear out, but probably not too hard either.
- Sebastian
> >>> np.int_(0)**(-1)
> inf
> >>> 0**-1
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<pyshell#28>", line 1, in <module>
> 0**-1
> ZeroDivisionError: 0.0 cannot be raised to a negative power
>
>
> >>> type(np.arange(5)[0])
> <type 'numpy.int32'>
> >>> np.arange(5)[0]**-1
> inf
>
> >>> type(np.arange(5)[0].item())
> <type 'int'>
> >>> np.arange(5)[0].item()**-1
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<pyshell#40>", line 1, in <module>
> np.arange(5)[0].item()**-1
> ZeroDivisionError: 0.0 cannot be raised to a negative power
>
> >>> np.__version__
> '1.6.1'
>
>
> I remember struggling through this (avoiding python operations) quite
> a bit in my early bugfixes to scipy.stats.distributions.
>
> (IIRC I ended up avoiding most ints.)
>
> Josef
>
> >
> > Since I just realized that things are safe (float128 does not cast to
> > float after all), I changed my mind and am tempted to keep the new
> > behaviour. That is, if it does not create any problems (there was some
> > issue in scipy, not sure how bad).
> >
> > - Sebastian
> >
> >> Median of np.matrix is broken(
> >>
> >>
> >> Not sure what the status of this one is.
> >>
> >> 1.8 deprecations: Follow-up ticket
> >>
> >>
> >> Things that might should be removed.
> >>
> >> ERROR: test_big_arrays (test_io.TestSavezLoad) on OS X + Python 3.3
> >>
> >>
> >> I believe this one was fixed. For general problems reading/writing big
> >> files on OS X, I believe they were fixed in Maverick and I'm inclined
> >> to recommend an OS upgrade rather than work to chunk all the io.
> >>
> >> Deprecate NPY_CHAR
> >> This one is waiting on a fix from Pearu to make f2py use numpy
> >> strings. I think we will need to do this ourselves if we want to carry
> >> through the deprecation. In any case it probably needs to be pushed
> >> off to 1.10.
> >>
> >> 1.7 deprecations: Follow-up ticket
> >> Some of these changes have been made, ro diagonal view for instance,
> >> some still remain.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Additions, updates, and thoughts welcome.
> >>
> >>
> >> Chuck
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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