[SciPy-dev] Re: [Numpy-discussion] adding a .M attribute to the array.

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Wed Mar 20 12:21:47 CST 2002


hi,

I'm sorry I havent been following the discussion too closely and this
post might be completely unrelated.

>>>>> "AS" == A Schmolck <a.schmolck at gmx.net> writes:

    AS> Ideally , I'd like to see a slim core numarray, without any
    AS> frills (and more streamlined to behave like standard python
    AS> containers (e.g. indexing and type/casts behavior)) for the
    AS> python core, something more enabled and efficient for numerics
    AS> (including matrices!) as a seperate package (like the XML
    AS> example you quote). And then maybe a bigger pre-bundled
    AS> collection of (ideally rather modular) numerical libraries for
    AS> really hard-core scientific users (maybe in the spirit of
    AS> xemacs-packages and sumo-tar-balls -- no bloat if you don't
    AS> need it, plenty of features in an instant if you do).

    AS> Anyway, is there at least general agreement that there should
    AS> be some new and wonderful matrix class (plus supporting
    AS> libraries) somewhere (rather than souping up array)?

Ideally, I'd like something that also has a reasonably easy to use
interface from C/C++.  The idea is that it should be easy (and
natural) for someone to use the same library from C/C++ when
performance was desired.  This would be really nice and very useful.

prabhu



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