[Numpy-discussion] Multiple-field indexing: view vs copy in 1.14+

Allan Haldane allanhaldane at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 11:46:08 EST 2018

On 01/22/2018 11:23 AM, Allan Haldane wrote:
> I just want to note that I
> thought of another way to "fix" this for 1.15 which does not involve
> "pack_fields", which is
>     a[['b', 'c']].astype('f8,f8').view(('f8', 2))
> Which is back-compatible will numpy back to 1.7, I think.

Apologies, this is not back-compatible, do not use it.

I forgot that past versions of numpy had a weird quirk that this will
replace all the structured data with 0s.


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