Mathematical Operations on Array
Peter Otten
__peter__ at web.de
Fri Apr 1 09:52:55 EDT 2011
Bryan.Fodness at gmail.com wrote:
> I am loading text into an array and would like to convert the values.
>
> from math import *
> from numpy import *
> from pylab import *
>
> data=loadtxt('raw.dat')
> mincos=degrees(acos(data[:,0]))
> minazi=degrees(data[:,1])
> minthick=data[:,2]/0.006858
>
> I am not sure why degrees() works, but acos() does not.
>
> I receive the following
>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "C:\ test.py", line 6, in ?
> mincos=degrees(acos(float(data[:,0])))
> TypeError: only length-1 arrays can be converted to Python scalars
>
> Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
Using star-imports.
Among other things it makes it hard to keep track of where things are coming
from:
>>> from math import *
>>> from numpy import *
>>> degrees
<ufunc 'degrees'>
>>> acos
<built-in function acos>
>>> acos.__module__
'math'
>>> arccos
<ufunc 'arccos'>
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