[Numpy-discussion] matrix.std() returns array
Travis Oliphant
oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Thu Apr 27 00:53:00 CDT 2006
Keith Goodman wrote:
> I noticed that the mean of a matrix is a matrix but the standard
> deviation of a matrix is an array. Is that the expected behavior? I'm
> also getting the wrong values (0 and nan) for the standard deviation.
> Did I mess something up?
>
> I'm trying to learn scipy (and python) by porting a small Octave
> program. I installed numpy from svn (today) on a Debian box. And
> numpy.test() says OK.
>
>
This should be fixed now in SVN. If somebody can add a test that would
be great.
Note, that the methods taking axes also now preserve row and column
orientation for matrices.
-Travis
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