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From: Darren Dale <dd55@×××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-science] question about signbit
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 16:01:15
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-science] question about signbit by Marco Matthies
On Friday 28 October 2005 11:40 am, Marco Matthies wrote:
> Darren Dale wrote: > > signbit(-1): -2147483648 > > isnan(0.0/0): 1 > > isinf(1.0/0): 1 > > As other people have already noted, signbit from math.h is behaving as > it should. > > > Do you know why signbit doesn't yield 1? I wonder if this might be the > > source of the problem in Scipy. > > I actually had a look at scipy today, and it uses its own signbit > routine -- so looking at what signbit from math.h does is totally > irrelevant. The scipy signbit implementation does say it returns 0 or 1.
Actually, SciPy's signbit is only used if math.h does not supply it. On my system, the math.h version of signbit is used. I talked with the lead scipy developer this morning, and based on the fact that signbit was returning a nonzero result rather than 1, he made a modification to scipy's code and we got the problem solved. Thank you everyone for your help. All of Scipy's tests are now successful on my arch, I think they will have a test release coming in the not-too-distant future. Darren -- gentoo-science@g.o mailing list