[Numpy-discussion] matrix default to column vector?
Alan G Isaac
aisaac@american....
Mon Jun 8 13:48:47 CDT 2009
Olivier Verdier wrote:
> Well, allowing dot(A,B,C) does not remove any other possibility does it?
> I won't fight for this though. I personally don't care but I think that
> it would remove the last argument for matrices against arrays, namely
> the fact that A*B*C is easier to write than dot(dot(A,B),C).
Well, no. Notation matters to students. Additionally,
matrix exponentiation is useful. E.g., A**(N-1) finds
the transitive closure of the binary relation represented
by the NxN boolean matrix A.
Alan Isaac
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