[SciPy-user] linalg mat - init from string?
Ron Bondy
ronbondy at telus.net
Wed Dec 15 14:37:54 CST 2004
I'm new to scipy and am trying to use it to do some tests on a 67X67 unsymmetric matrix. The matrix is a jacobian calculated in another program and I'm looking for a way to write it out as a python script so that I can import the python script and then manually invert the matrix, calc eigenvalues etc.
I'm having trouble finding a format that I can write the matrix out in.
>From the scipy docs this is how to init a mat:
A = mat('[1 3 5; 2 5 1; 2 3 8]')
As a simple example, suppose that this is the python source:
from scipy import *
bstr = '[ 1 3 5; 2 3 1 ; 3.1 5.1 8.0]'
A = mat(bstr)
when I run this as a python script I get this error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "bb.py", line 8, in ?
A = mat(bstr)
File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\scipy_base\ppimport.py", line 115, in __call__
return self._ppimport_attr(*args,**kwds)
File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\Numeric\Matrix.py", line 69, in __init__
data = _convert_from_string(data)
File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\Numeric\Matrix.py", line 36, in _convert_from_string
newrow.extend(map(_eval,temp))
File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\Numeric\Matrix.py", line 24, in _eval
return eval(astr.translate(_table,_todelete))
File "<string>", line 0
^
SyntaxError: unexpected EOF while parsing
why is the parser seeing an EOF?
If someone can explain to me what the problem here is I would appreciate it. I was hoping to write out the larger matrix as a string and then construct a mat object from the string.
Thanks,
Ron
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