[Numpy-discussion] determinant of a scalar not handled

Joshua Holbrook josh.holbrook@gmail....
Mon Jul 26 20:46:09 CDT 2010


On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 4:51 PM, Alan G Isaac <aisaac@american.edu> wrote:
> On 7/26/2010 8:22 PM, Joshua Holbrook wrote:
>> imo, the determinant of a scalar should be defined as itself, based on
>> the definition of the determinant.
>
> What definition do you have in mind?
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> Alan Isaac
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It seems I may be a bit out of my element here! Nonetheless, i believe
I had http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laplace_expansion in mind--that is,
expansion of cofactors. It's been a while, but I recall this process
scaling to, well, scalars. I might be wrong!

--Josh


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