[SciPy-Dev] adding chkfinite flags to linalg functions

Matthew Brett matthew.brett@gmail....
Fri Aug 26 14:09:34 CDT 2011


Hi,

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Bruce Southey <bsouthey@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/26/2011 12:02 PM, Christopher Jordan-Squire wrote:
>> Breaking it into two steps has its own issues associated with it as
>> well. Then the user must verify their own inputs before passing them
>> to scipy linalg methods. If I understand your suggestion correctly.
> That is exactly what your patch is doing because people will misuse that
> argument just because they perceive it as faster.

I object to this objection.

There's a long tradition of letting people do dangerous things if they
want to.  Here the option is sensibly labeled and it's not the
default.

Best,

Matthew


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