reduce to be removed?

Dustan DustanGroups at
Wed Nov 15 03:57:59 CET 2006

George Sakkis wrote:
> Dustan wrote:
> > Alright, I can see I'm a bit outvoted here. I tried your suggestions
> > and it worked fine.
> >
> > I'll also try to consider in the future that part of the problem might
> > be lack of information conveyed on my part.
> If you insist on one-liners, it can be done without sum(), though it
> probably doesn't buy you much in readability:
> from itertools import chain
> [list(chain(*row)) for row in foo]
> By the way, if this was not a toy example and you're doing serious work
> with n-dimensional arrays, make yourself a favor and install NumPy;
> it's usually both faster and more elegant for array manipulations than
> pure python.

1. I've already written pretty much all the code, and a complete
rewrite would be rather difficult.

2. While I haven't taken a good look at NumPy, my intuition tells me it
won't work with complex data types, which wouldn't work for me at all.

Am I correct on that second one?

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