"where" in python

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 18:44:43 EDT 2009

On 2009-06-04 12:53, Chris wrote:
> I am a newby in Python and I'm first looking for equivalent to things
> I already manage: IDL.
> For example, I want to plot a sub-set of points, selected from a
> bigger set by applying some filter. In my example, I want to select
> only the values>  0.
> I succeed to write 5 different ways to do this, which one is the more
> efficient, the quicker, the more Python?

You will want to ask numpy questions on the numpy mailing list.


The 1st method. The rest just do a lot of extra work or use old APIs.

> It seems the 4th method give wrong results, but I don't know why...
> Thanks for your tips,
> Christophe
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> import pylab as pylab
> import numpy as numpy

You don't need to use "as" unless if you are renaming the modules.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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