[Numpy-discussion] Matlab page on scipy wiki
Sasha
ndarray at mac.com
Fri Feb 10 14:58:02 CST 2006
Actually, what would be wrong with a single letter "c" or "r" for the
concatenator? NumPy already has one single-letter global identifier -
"e", so it will not be against any naming standard. I don't think
either "c" or "r" will conflict with anything in the standard library.
I would still prefer "c" because "r" is taken by RPy.
On 2/10/06, Sasha <ndarray at mac.com> wrote:
> To tell you the truth I dislike trailing underscore much more than the
> choice of letter. In my code I will probably be renaming all these
> foo_ to delete the underscore foo_(...) or foo_[...] is way too ugly
> for my taste. However I fully admit that it is just a matter of taste
> and it is trivial to rename things on import in Python.
>
> PS: Trailing underscore reminds me of C++ - the language that I
> happily live without :-)
>
> On 2/10/06, Ryan Krauss <ryanlists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The problem is that c_ at least used to mean "column concatenate" and
> > concatenate is too long to type.
> >
> > On 2/10/06, Sasha <ndarray at mac.com> wrote:
> > > On 2/10/06, Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> wrote:
> > > > The whole point of r_ is to allow you to use slice notation to build
> > > > ranges easily. I wrote it precisely to make it easier to construct
> > > > arrays in a simliar style that Matlab allows.
> > >
> > > Maybe it is just me, but r_ is rather unintuitive. I would expect
> > > something like this to be called "c" for "combine" or "concatenate."
> > > This is the name used by S+ and R.
> > >
> > > From R manual:
> > > """
> > > c package:base R Documentation
> > > Combine Values into a Vector or List
> > > ...
> > > Examples:
> > > c(1,7:9)
> > > ...
> > > """
> > >
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