[Numpy-discussion] matrix default to column vector?

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Thu Jun 4 11:01:49 CDT 2009


> On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 3:45 PM, David Warde-Farley <dwf@cs.toronto.edu> wrote:
>> Anecdotally, it seems to me that lots of people (myself included) seem
>> to go through a phase early in their use of NumPy where they try to
>> use matrix(), but most seem to end up switching to using 2D arrays for
>> all the aforementioned reasons.


On 6/4/2009 11:46 AM Keith Goodman apparently wrote:
> Maybe announcing that numpy will drop support for matrices in a future
> version (3.0, ...) would save a lot of pain in the long run.


Only if you want NumPy to be unusable when teaching
basic linear algebra.  I believe that would damage
the speed at which NumPy use spreads.

Alan Isaac



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