[Numpy-discussion] Extensive use of methods instead of functions

Andrew P. Lentvorski, Jr. bsder at allcaps.org
Fri Jan 24 16:19:03 CST 2003


On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, [iso-8859-15] 'José Fonseca' wrote:

> Of course that I have no problems if the Numeric/numarray maintainers
> decide to turn it down. I'll most probably just use UserArray.py to create a
> "method-ized" version of Numeric, so that my algorithms can work with
> both Numeric array and sparse matrices. (I do have a real case need of
> for this.)

Sparse matricies are common enough that they really should be a base part 
of Numeric rather than requiring subclassing/extending/etc.  I know that 
Travis O. was working on some sparse matrix stuff a while back so you 
might want to contact him to get the current status of that work.

-a





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