[Numpy-discussion] doc string linalg.solve --> works for b is matrix

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Wed Jul 21 16:59:12 CDT 2010


Take it as a reminder: when reporting an error or problem, even if it
doesn't seem relevant, always provide version number. :-)

DG

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Mark Bakker <markbak@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am using 1.3.0.
> Glad to hear it is correct in 1.4.0
> Sorry for bothering you with an old version, but I am very happy with this
> feature!
> Mark
>
>
>> What version of numpy are you using?  That docstring was updated in that
>> fashion about 8 mo. ago (at least in the Wiki; I'm not sure exactly when
>> it
>> was merged, but it does appear that way in version 1.4.0).
>>
>> DG
>>
>> I am using linalg.solve to solve a system of linear equations.  As I have
>> to
>> > solve multiple systems with the same matrix, but different right-hand
>> sides,
>> > I tried to make the right-hand side a matrix and that works fine.
>> > So the docstring should say:
>> >
>> >     Solve the equation ``a x = b`` for ``x``.
>> >
>> >     Parameters
>> >     ----------
>> >     a : array_like, shape (M, M)
>> >         Input equation coefficients.
>> >     b : array_like, shape (M,) or array_like, shape (M,N)
>> >         N can be arbitrary size
>> >         Equation target values.
>> >
>> >     Returns
>> >     -------
>> >     x : array, shape (M,) or array, shape (M,N)
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Mark
>>
>>
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