[Tutor] problem editing modules and defs

David Craig dcdavemail at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 17:29:28 CET 2012

I am new to python and have made a couple of definitions. I imported 
them and they worked ok except for one which gave me the error 
"NameError: global name 'np' is not defined". I then edited my script 
for the def to include "import numpy as np" saved it and imported the 
def again. However, it still gives me the same error. I know I have to 
be doing something basic wrong but cant figure it out, anyone know what 
I am doing wrong. The def is below.

import numpy as np

def find_nearest(array,value):
     return array[idx]

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