[Numpy-discussion] Re: Fwd: Re: inconsistent use of axis= keyword argument?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 09:52:04 CST 2006


Nils Wagner wrote:

>> Hi Robert,
>>
>>Is it possible to use aliases for these operators ?
>>
>>In textbooks (Matrix Algebra by Abadir and Magnus, Cambridge University
>>Press (2005)) you will find
>>
>>The vec-operator transforms a matrix into a vector by stacking its
>>columns one underneath the other.

It's possible to add some aliases, sure. No, we're not going to do it. There are
already too many different names for the same thing in numpy because of
backwards compatibility. We should not exacerbate the problem.

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