[Numpy-discussion] .T Transpose shortcut for arrays again

George Nurser gnurser at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 7 09:26:41 CDT 2006


On 07/07/06, Robert Hetland <rhetland at mac.com> wrote:
[snip]
> However, I use transpose often when not dealing with linear algebra, in
> particular with reading in data, and putting various columns into
> variables.  Also, occasional in plotting (which expects things in 'backward'
> order relative to x-y space), and communicating between fortran programs
> (which typically use 'forward' order (x, y, z)) and numpy (backward -- (z,
> x, y)).
>
This is my usage as well. Also my primitive knowledge of numpy
requires use of the transpose when iterating over indexes from where.
Moreover I think the notation .T is perfectly reasonable. So I agree
with:

> I am very much in favor of .T, but it should be a full .transpose(), not
> just swap the last two axes.  I don't care so much for the others.

+1 for .T == .transpose()

George Nurser.




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