[Numpy-discussion] dot function or dot notation, matrices, arrays?

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Mon Dec 21 16:25:23 CST 2009


On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn
<dagss@student.matnat.uio.no> wrote:
>
> Yes, I'm going my own way with it -- the SciPy matrix discussion tends
> to focus on cosmetics IMO, and I just tend to fundamentally disagree
> with the direction these discussions take on the SciPy/NumPy lists.
> What I'm after is not just some cosmetics for avoiding a call to dot.
>
> I'm after something which will allow me to structure my programs better
> -- something which e.g. allows my sampling routines to not care (by
> default, rather than as a workaround) about whether the specified
> covariance matrix is sparse or dense when trying to Cholesky decompose
> it, or something which allows one to set the best iterative solver to
> use for a given matrix at an outer level in the program, but do the
> actual solving somewhere else, without all the boilerplate and all the
> variable passing and callbacks.
>
> --
> Dag Sverre

OK, it sounds like these sorts of things might be "universally"
useful! :-)  Keep us apprised, please.

DG


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