[Numpy-discussion] still no cross product for new array type

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Mon Aug 15 15:32:36 CDT 2005


Perry Greenfield wrote:
> 
> On Aug 15, 2005, at 4:18 PM, Alan G Isaac wrote:
> 
>> On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Chris Barker apparently wrote:
>>
>>> If we could ever get Python to include additional
>>> operators, we could have a Numeric array package and
>>> linear algebra package all in one.  both with nice
>>> notation, that would be nice.
>>
>> Yep.
> 
> I wonder if we shouldn't use the operator hack recently added to the 
> cookbook to give some sort of capability for this. It doesn't support 
> precedence that people would like, but it maybe useful enough. What do 
> people think?
> 
> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/384122

If it's placed in a separate module with other such pseudo-operators 
(|dot|, |land|, |lor|) rather than in Numeric.py itself, I'm +1 on this. 
It's such a beautiful hack.

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