[Numpy-discussion] Possible new multiplication operators for Python

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Aug 18 17:37:29 CDT 2008


On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 12:21, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> Tim Hochberg proposed using the call operator for matrix multiplication,
> i.e.,
>
> A(B(C))
>
> Which has the advantage of using an existing operator. It looks like
> function composition, which isn't that far off the mark if matrices are
> looked at as mappings, but might take a bit of getting used to.

It's certainly worth exploring. My personal opinion is that I could
just use a single operator for doing matrix multiplication. I don't
want to see two variants of every single operator.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco


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