[Numpy-discussion] packbits / unpackbits bugs or misfeatures?

Alan G Isaac alan.isaac at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 20:49:47 EST 2014


Six years ago  Zachary Pincus wrote:
> it would kind of make more sense, at least to me, for
> unpackbits to return a boolean array, and packbits to take
> boolean arrays. I could try to look into fixing the code
> instead of the docs, if others agree.


I agree with this.  (Better late than never?)
More relevant at this point: it seems very odd
that `packbits` does not *accept* a boolean array,
even if it does not insist upon one.  Might this
be considered a bug?

Cheers,
Alan Isaac




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