Should numpy.sqrt(-1) return 1j rather than nan?

David Goldsmith David.L.Goldsmith at noaa.gov
Thu Oct 12 01:37:30 CDT 2006


Stefan van der Walt wrote:
>> This is one reason that NumPy by itself is not a MATLAB
>> replacement. 
>>     
> Intuitive usage is hopefully not a MATLAB-only feature.
>   
Here, here! (Or is it Hear, hear!  I don't think I've ever seen it written out before.  :-) )

> I'll shut up now :)
But why?  To my mind, you're making a lot more sense than Travis.

DG
> Cheers
> Stéfan
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