[Numpy-discussion] assert_allclose equal_nan default value.

Nathan Goldbaum nathan12343 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 13:18:52 EDT 2016

Agreed, especially given the prevalence of using this function in
downstream test suites:


On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 12:16 PM, Charles R Harris <
charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Just a heads up that there is a PR changing the default value of
> `equal_nan` to `True` in the `assert_allclose` test function. The
> `equal_nan` argument was previously ineffective due to a bug that has
> recently been fixed. The current default value of `False` is not backward
> compatible and causes test failures in  scipy. See the extended argument at
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/8184. I think this change is the
> right thing to do but want to make sure everyone is aware of it.
> Chuck
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