[Numpy-discussion] matrix wart

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Fri Feb 22 12:48:02 CST 2008


Alan G Isaac wrote:
> I propose that the user-friendly question is:
> why deviate needlessly from array behavior?

because that's the whole point of a Matrix object in the first place.

> (Needlessly means: no increase in functionality.)

Functionally, you can do everything you need to do with numpy arrays. 
The only reason there is a matrix class is to create a more natural, and 
readable way to do linear algebra. That's why the current version always 
returns matrices -- people don't want to have to keep converting back to 
matrices from arrays.

-Chris


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