[Numpy-discussion] [IPython-dev] Discussion with Guido van Rossum and (hopefully) core python-dev on scientific Python and Python3

Dag Sverre Seljebotn d.s.seljebotn@astro.uio...
Tue Feb 14 17:33:17 CST 2012


On 02/14/2012 03:12 PM, Chris Barker wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 9:16 AM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn
> <d.s.seljebotn@astro.uio.no>  wrote:
>> It was about the need for a dedicated matrix multiplication operator.
>
> has anyone proposed that? I do think we've had a proposal on the table
> for generally more operators: i.e. like matlab's ".*" vs "*", and yes,
> matrix multiplication would be one use of that feature.

Well, http://fperez.org/py4science/numpy-pep225/numpy-pep225.html is on 
the table, and it really is primarily about getting a matrix 
multiplication operator ("because MATLAB has it"). There aren't too many 
other uses; even in matlab, "+" and ".+" does the same thing :-)

Dag


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