[SciPy-dev] Hessenberg form

eric jones eric at enthought.com
Fri Oct 1 17:33:08 CDT 2004


Alan G Isaac wrote:

>>>BTW, Matlab uses the same naming convention.
>>>http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/techdoc/ref/hess.html
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>On Fri, 01 Oct 2004, Fernando Perez apparently wrote:
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>>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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>I strongly agree.
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+1

>Cheers,
>Alan Isaac
>PS As a contrast to Matlab, hessp() does the Hessian
>computation in GAUSS.
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