[SciPy-Dev] adding chkfinite flags to linalg functions

Christopher Jordan-Squire cjordan1@uw....
Fri Aug 26 14:38:59 CDT 2011


On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Bruce Southey <bsouthey@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/26/2011 02:09 PM, Matthew Brett wrote:
>> 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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> So why not have the patch remove all the calls to asarray_chkfinite()?
>
Because it's a sensible default option. It's just not appropriate for
all circumstances.

-Chris


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