[Numpy-discussion] design issues - octave 'incompatibilities'

Soeren Sonnenburg python-ml at nn7.de
Wed Jul 27 15:03:06 CDT 2005


On Tue, 2005-07-26 at 09:37 -0400, Perry Greenfield wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2005, at 12:35 AM, Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
[...]
> > Hmmhh while we are at it, is there work on a consensus num* ? I've seen
> > the PEP for inclusion of numarray, now I see numeric3 and scipy and  
> > also
> > cvxopt - are people actually converging towards a single num* package ?
> >
> That's what the goal of Numeric3 is as far as different underlying  
> array engines. But if you mean a merging of the array/matrix  
> viewpoints, I think you've answered your own question.

As Alan and Travis suggested Matrices scipy.mat, one could have matrices
more or less independently of num* if one could convert them back and
forth. Doing so would even allow for doing things differently, like
getting submatrices, allowing for real matrix-matrix multiplication etc.

However that of course kills consistency.

Soeren





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