Numeric arrays - initialising with binary data

Jesper Olsen jolsen at
Tue Feb 26 13:10:53 EST 2002

"Emile van Sebille" <emile at> wrote in message news:<a5dc4f$6dr9c$1 at>...
> "Jesper Olsen" <jolsen at> wrote in message
> news:cf0ad9fb.0202250446.3df07a08 at
> > Hi,
> >
> > The build in array type has the methods
> >
> > array.tostring()
> > array.fromstring()
> >
> > which make it easy to initialise arrays with binary data
> > read from a file.
> >
> > The Numeric array, however, apperantly only has the tostring method.
> >
> Numeric 20.1.0 has fromstring.

You are right, thanks.

Numeric 21 is out now by the way.

I missed fromstring(), because it is not a method on the array object,
as in the build in type.

Which documentation are you using?

The most recent I can find is this

I hate to complain so much :-), but why do they not distribute it with
the module itself. Also, I think it should be updated.


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