[Numpy-discussion] Matrix construction

Bill Baxter wbaxter at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 03:54:04 CDT 2006


On 6/22/06, Ed Schofield <schofield at ftw.at> wrote:
>
>
> On 22/06/2006, at 12:40 AM, Bill Baxter wrote:
>
> > Actually I think using mat() (just an alias for the matrix
> > constructor) is a bad way to do it.  That mat() (and most others on
> > that page) should probably be replaced with asmatrix() to avoid the
> > copy.
>
> Perhaps the 'mat' function should become an alias for 'asmatrix'.
> I've thought this for a while.


That makes sense to me.  As far as I know, asmatrix() defaults to calling
the constructor if it can't snarf the memory of the object being passed in.

So, go on, shoot Ed and me down! :-)

--Bill
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