[Numpy-discussion] LU factorization?

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Wed Oct 15 14:43:34 CDT 2008


2008/10/15 Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com>:
>> numpy.linalg has qr and cholesky factorizations, but LU factorization is
>> only available in scipy. That doesn't seem quite right. I think is would
>> make sense to include the LU factorization in numpy among the basic linalg
>> operations, and probably LU_solve also. Thoughts?
>
> -1. As far as I am concerned, numpy.linalg exists because Numeric had
> LinearAlgebra, and we had to provide it to allow people to upgrade. I
> do not want to see an expansion of functionality to maintain.

It's silly to have a crippled linear algebra module in NumPy.  Either
take it out, or finish it.

NumPy without the linear algebra module would make it much less useful
to many of us.

Regards
Stefan


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