[Numpy-discussion] Proposal to make power return float, and other such things.
Sturla Molden
sturla.molden at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 06:19:54 EST 2014
Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's fine if you only have one value for each operand. When you have
> multiple values for each operand, say an exponent array containing
> both positive and negative integers, that becomes a problem.
I don't really see why. If you have a negative integer in there you get a
float array returned, otherwise it stays integer.
> Generally, we try to make ufuncs return types that are predictable
> from the types of the operands, not the values of the operands.
Isn't that unpractical in this case? Who cares if the power operator
behaves as an ufunc?
Sturla
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