Beginning to be disapointed

Michael A. Miller mmiller3 at
Fri Apr 7 00:03:46 CEST 2000

>>>>> "Johann" == Johann Hibschman <johann at> writes:

    > [Yes, I know.  I'm fouling up the reference chain.  But
    > there's weirdness afoot, and I can't do any better.]

    > Hugues Demers writes:

    >>> 2. how are you reading them in?

    >> I use a module written by M. Miller called TableIO to read
    >> my data because it's fast. It read text file into Numeric
    >> array

    > Aha.

    > This might be it.  IIRC, some of the innards of the
    > reference counting changed at some point in the NumPy
    > distribution.  If you're using a different version of NumPy
    > than TableIO was designed for, there might be a memory
    > allocation problem.

The innards of _tableio doesn't use NumPy at all.  All it does is
tokenize a file, run atof on it and return a list.  The list is
stuffed into a dictionary and there certainly could be some
weirdness in my reference counting there, but I've never
experienced the sort of problem that Demers reports.  NumPy is
used in a python wrapper to convert the list to an array.

Maybe Hugues Demers would post the offending code for us to look

Regards, Mike

Michael A. Miller                      mmiller3 at
  Krannert Institute of Cardiology, IU School of Medicine

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