tensor product

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Mon Oct 9 12:51:38 CDT 2006


Charles R Harris wrote:
>
>
> On 10/9/06, *Tim Hochberg* <tim.hochberg at ieee.org 
> <mailto:tim.hochberg at ieee.org>> wrote:
>
>     <snip>
>
>     Is this not the same things as numpy.multiply.outer(a, b)? (as
>     opposed
>     to outer(a, b), which appears to pretend that everything is a
>     vector --
>     I'm not sure what the point of that is).
>
>
> Hmmm, yes, multiply.outer does do that. I thought that outer was short 
> for multiply.outer and that the behaviour had changed. So the question 
> is why outer does what it does.
Unfortunately,  I don't know the answer to that.

numpy.outer is the same as Numeric.outerproduct and does the same 
thing.  I'm not sure of the reason behind it.

-Travis


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