[Numpy-discussion] numpy release

Bill Baxter wbaxter@gmail....
Thu Apr 24 20:27:57 CDT 2008


On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Christopher Barker
<Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> Alan G Isaac wrote:
>  > On Thu, 24 Apr 2008, Christopher Barker apparently wrote:
>  >> I suppose a "Vector" can be either a (n,1) or a (1,n)
>  >> matrix that allows single indexing.
>  >
>  > This bothers me.
>  >
>  > So, if X is 2 by 2, then X[0] will be a row vector.
>  > But if X is 1 by 2, then X[0] will be a scalar?
>  > Ouch!
>  > Bye bye generic code.
>
>  exactly one of the things that really bugged me with MATLAB!

I thought MATLAB treated a single index as a flat index.  So it yields
a scalar no matter what (actually a 1x1 matrix no matter what, since
it's all matrices in matlab).

--bb


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