[Numpy-discussion] the path forward

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Tue Apr 29 17:56:17 CDT 2008


On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 06:44:11PM -0400, Alan G Isaac wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Apr 2008, Alan G Isaac apparently wrote:
> > Gael has argued strongly that he should be able to use the 
> > following notation: ``x[0,:]*A*x[:,0]``. 

> By the way Gael, is
> x.rows(0) * A * x.cols(0)
> a good replacement in your view?
> I find it nicely explicit and, to meet
> another of your concerns, usable by newbies.

I don't really this proposal. I find this harder to read and make the
matrices different than the arrays for no good reason.

We have a good solution (the row/column), why not use it?

Hum, I guess the answer is "talk is cheap, show me the code". So as I
have hands tied with other work, I should rather shut up :) and let
people who are actually doing the work decide.

Gaël


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