[vtkusers] Can vtkArrayCalculator handle NAN values?

Sean Ziegeler sean.ziegeler at nrlssc.navy.mil
Tue Aug 30 14:10:13 EDT 2011

Numpy has a few functions, like nansum that perform operations that ignore NaN's.  See:

However, if you are simply subtracting two arrays, e.g., C=A-B, and A has NaN's in positions where B does not, you will have to decide how to treat the NaN's based on your application.  By default, the array values in C where A was NaN will be set to NaN.  If you want to do something else, I suggest replacing all NaNs with a value that makes sense for your application.  You can do that using the numpy isnan() function:


On 08/29/11 22:32, rakesh patil wrote:
> Hello,
> I have two vtkDoubleArray objects. Say A and B. I need to perform A-B 
> operation and store the resultant in suppose C.
> I use vtkArrayCalculator in order to do this. Now the problem is my 
> array A contains some NAN values or say bad values. which I obviously 
> want to avoid. And therefore I am not getting the expected results.
> So is there any way out to handle NAN's in vtkArrayCalculator..???
> Thanks
> Regards
> Rakesh Patil
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