[Numpy-discussion] Re: [ANN] NumPy 0.9.6 released

Colin J. Williams cjw at sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 15 04:45:01 CST 2006


Robert Kern wrote:

>Travis Oliphant wrote:
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>>Backward compatibility.
>>I don't like the singular_value_decomposition spelling but that was in
>>Numeric (with the default given).  So, it is provided to aid in
>>code-porting.
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>>But, I think most people who compute svd expect it to produce
>>full_matrices.   Thus, the svd spelling.
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>>We make somebody unhappy either way I think.  If we change anything, I
>>would vote for changing singular_value_decomposition and adding
>>something to convert_code to write any old code using full arguments.
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>Alternatively, we could drop all of the Numeric compatibility forms into a
>separate module and have convert_code use that instead of numpy.linalg directly.
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+1

This would help to reduce the name clutter.

Colin W.




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