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numarray - use of fromfunction

 
 
Alex Hunsley
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      07-04-2004
I'm using numarray to deal with arrays of values in python.
In particular, I'm interested in the fromfunction facility, which lets
you define an array in terms of a function on its coordinates, like this:

def dist(x,y):
return (x-5)**2+(y-5)**2 # distance from (5,5) squared

m = fromfunction(dist, (10,10))
print m


Question is: is there any way to define my function such that it refers
to some values in a different array (or an 'old' copy of this one,
before all the new values are applied)?
For example, suppose I want the array integer at (x, y) to have the
value of value(x-1, y-1)*2 (i.e. 2 times the value to the 'top left'),
is there a way to do this?


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