Debian Bug report logs - #579041
python-scipy: Sparse (lil) assignment bug

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Package: python-scipy; Maintainer for python-scipy is Debian Python Modules Team <>; Source for python-scipy is src:python-scipy.

Reported by: Johannes Hjorth <>

Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 17:03:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version python-scipy/0.7.1-1

Fixed in version python-scipy/0.9.0+dfsg1-1

Done: Varun Hiremath <>

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Bug#579041; Package python-scipy. (Sat, 24 Apr 2010 17:03:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Johannes Hjorth <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: python-scipy: Sparse (lil) assignment bug
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 19:02:00 +0200
Package: python-scipy
Version: 0.7.1-1
Severity: normal

from scipy import sparse
a = sparse.lil_matrix((10,10))
a[:,2] = 1 # Works
a[4,:] = 3 # Fails

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/scipy/sparse/", line 313, in __setitem__
    self._insertat3(row, data, j, x)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/scipy/sparse/", line 279, in _insertat3
    self._insertat2(row, data, jj, x)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/scipy/sparse/", line 246, in _insertat2
    raise ValueError('setting an array element with a sequence')
ValueError: setting an array element with a sequence

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages python-scipy depends on:
ii  libamd2.2.0                 1:3.4.0-1    approximate minimum degree orderin
ii  libblas3gf [] 1.2-7        Basic Linear Algebra Reference imp
ii  libc6                       2.10.2-6     Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgcc1                     1:4.4.2-9    GCC support library
ii  libgfortran3                4.4.2-9      Runtime library for GNU Fortran ap
ii  liblapack3gf [ 3.2.1-2      library of linear algebra routines
ii  libstdc++6                  4.4.2-9      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libumfpack5.4.0             1:3.4.0-1    sparse LU factorization library
ii  python                      2.5.4-9      An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central              0.6.14+nmu2  register and build utility for Pyt
ii  python-numpy                1:1.3.0-3+b1 Numerical Python adds a fast array

Versions of packages python-scipy recommends:
ii  g++ [c++-compiler]            4:4.4.2-3  The GNU C++ compiler
ii  g++-4.3 [c++-compiler]        4.3.4-8    The GNU C++ compiler
ii  g++-4.4 [c++-compiler]        4.4.2-9    The GNU C++ compiler

Versions of packages python-scipy suggests:
pn  python-profiler               <none>     (no description available)

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Set Bug forwarded-to-address to ''. Request was from Luca Falavigna <> to (Sun, 25 Apr 2010 17:21:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Varun Hiremath <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Thu, 07 Apr 2011 03:09:45 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Johannes Hjorth <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 07 Apr 2011 03:09:56 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Varun Hiremath <>
Subject: Bug#579041: fixed in python-scipy 0.9.0+dfsg1-1
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 03:04:50 +0000
Source: python-scipy
Source-Version: 0.9.0+dfsg1-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
python-scipy, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/p/python-scipy/python-scipy-dbg_0.9.0+dfsg1-1_amd64.deb
  to main/p/python-scipy/python-scipy_0.9.0+dfsg1-1.debian.tar.gz
  to main/p/python-scipy/python-scipy_0.9.0+dfsg1-1.dsc
  to main/p/python-scipy/python-scipy_0.9.0+dfsg1-1_amd64.deb
  to main/p/python-scipy/python-scipy_0.9.0+dfsg1.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 21:26:25 -0400
Source: python-scipy
Binary: python-scipy python-scipy-dbg
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 0.9.0+dfsg1-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Python Modules Team <>
Changed-By: Varun Hiremath <>
 python-scipy - scientific tools for Python
 python-scipy-dbg - scientific tools for Python - debugging symbols
Closes: 569008 579041 614407 617028
 python-scipy (0.9.0+dfsg1-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release (Closes: #614407, #579041, #569008)
   * Convert to dh_python2 (Closes: #617028)
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