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

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Tue Dec 22 20:48:41 CST 2009


On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 1:06 AM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn
<dagss@student.matnat.uio.no> wrote:
>
> OK. As a digression, I think it is easy to get the wrong impression of
> Sage that it is for "symbolics" vs. "computations". The reality is that
> the symbolics has been one of the *weaker* aspects of Sage (though
> steadily improving) -- the strong aspect is computations, but with
> elements that NumPy doesn't handle efficiently: Arbitrary size integer
> and rationals, polynomials (or vectors of their coefficients if you wish
> -- just numbers, not symbols), and so on.
>
> So the Sage design is very much about computation, it is just that the
> standard floating point hasn't got all that much attention.
>

Good to know, Dag, thanks for the "digression." :-)

DG


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