[SciPy-dev] Hessenberg form
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Fri Oct 1 13:05:44 CDT 2004
Nils Wagner schrieb:
> On Fri, 1 Oct 2004 09:20:14 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
> Alan G Isaac <aisaac at american.edu> wrote:
>>On Fri, 01 Oct 2004, Nils Wagner apparently wrote:
>>>I'd like to have a function called hess
>>>in linalg which reduces a general matrix A to upper
>>>before the next release.
>>>Any comment ?
>>The suggested name is perhaps unfortunate. I would
>>hess to take a function and point as arguments and to
>>a matrix of numerical partial derivatives (i.e., the
> BTW, Matlab uses the same naming convention.
Which doesn't make it right.
I'd actually much rather have hessian and hessenberg be the actual names, to
avoid this kind of potential confusion. Long names may be a bit annoying, but
in my book clarity tends to win. Individual users can always do
'hess=hessenberg' inside their codes if so desired, away from public shame :)
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