[Numpy-discussion] Converting np.sinc into a ufunc

Stephan Hoyer shoyer at gmail.com
Wed May 22 17:56:31 EDT 2019

On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 7:34 PM Nathan Goldbaum <nathan12343 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> It might be worth using BigQuery to search the github repository public
>> dataset for usages of np.sinc with keyword arguments.
> We spent some effort at Quansight to try different approaches to this.
> BigQuery turns out to be suboptimal, parsing code with ast.parse is more
> robust. Chris Ostrouchov just released some code for this (blog post with
> details to follow) and the results of running that code:
> https://github.com/Quansight-Labs/python-api-inspect/blob/master/data/numpy-summary.csv
> np.sinc has 35 usages. to put that in perspective, np.array has ~31,000,
> np.dot ~2200, np.floor ~220, trace/inner/spacing/copyto are all similar to
> sinc.

Searching Google's internal code base (including open source dependencies),
I found many uses of np.sinc, but no uses of the keyword argument "x".

I think it's pretty safe to go ahead here.
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