[Numpy-discussion] eye(N,dtype='S10')
Ryan Krauss
ryanlists at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 19:50:07 CDT 2006
I am trying to create a function that can return a matrix that is
either made up of complex numbers or strings depending on the input.
I have created a symbolic string class to help me with that and it
works well. One clumsy part is that in several cases I want to create
an identity matrix and just replace a couple of elements. I currently
have to do this in two steps:
In [27]: mymat=numpy.eye(4,dtype='f')
In [28]: mymat.astype('S10')
Out[28]:
array([[1.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0],
[0.0, 1.0, 0.0, 0.0],
[0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0],
[0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0]], dtype=(string,10))
I create a floating point matrix in the string case rather than a
complex matrix so I don't have to parse the +0.0j stuff.
But what I would really like is to be able to just be able to create
either a complex matrix or a string matrix at the beginning. But
trying
numpy.eye(4,dtype='S10')
produces
array([[True, False, False, False],
[False, True, False, False],
[False, False, True, False],
[False, False, False, True]], dtype=(string,10))
rather than
array([[1.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0],
[0.0, 1.0, 0.0, 0.0],
[0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0],
[0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0]], dtype=(string,10))
I need 1's and 0's rather than True and False because when I am done,
I put the string representation into an input script to Maxima and
Maxima wouldn't handle the True and False values well.
Is there a way to directly create an identitiy string matrix with '1'
and '0' instead of True and False?
Thanks,
Ryan
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