[Numpy-discussion] basearray & dimarray : you have dead URL; + some questions
dmitrey
openopt@ukr....
Mon Mar 19 07:57:42 CDT 2007
Hallo!
Excuse my bad English.
In the web page
http://www.scipy.org/BaseArray/Application
in the section
Project details and tentative schedule
you refer to the dead link with name
http://numeric.scipy.org/array_interface.html
which leads to
http://numpy.scipy.org//array_interface.html
which is dead (with singular '/' before array_interface.html - too)
I'm using Mozilla browser if it's important.
Now I'm writing some code and want to know, what will dotwise and matrix
operations look like?
Is there any discussion where these and related questions are concerned?
So, will they be MATLAB/Octave/omatrix/SciLab/etc look-like:
dot is present => dotwise operation
dot is absend => matrix operation
or you'll continue numpy array operations, which seems to be very
unclear for newbies?
As for me I'm sure that in long-term period 1st approach is much more
better, because users will not have to dig in numpy documentation for
to chose appropriate operator, and translating code from those languages
will be much more easier. Of course, many people can say that 2nd way
simplifies translating code from already-written py-files, but it will
be done only once, while migrating MATLAB, Octave, etc users will
continue for years or dozens of years or even more.
Maybe you'll organize a voting or separate discussion thread or
something else to gather users opinions?
And 2nd question is - is it so important to have own class? Maybe
something from c/c++ boost (www.boost.org), or collaboration with Octave
developers will be more fast & require less workers and money? And it
will be possible to fork any time when something will be going wrong. As
far as I understood from my discussions in octave mailing lists with
David Bateman, they still have many problems with for example sparse
matrices. Even Mathworks still have some troubles, and sparse witn
dimension > 2 isn't implemented at all. So collaborating could be much
more productive.
And, if you still want to create 100% your own code, what are tasks for
students participating in GSoC? I want to estimate the complexity of
jobs (am I able to finish them successfully till the deadlines or no for
any reasons).
Thank you in advance for your answer, Dmitrey.
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