[SciPy-user] null space of a matrix

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Wed Jun 29 18:40:34 CDT 2005


Ryan Krauss wrote:
> Thanks to Nils and Robert for catching the complex conjugate thing.  I 
> am going to be working with complex matrices and not knowing that may 
> have caused me a bit of pain.
> 
> When you transpose a complex matrix in Matlab it always takes the 
> complex conjugate transpose.  Is this desirable behavior for SciPy/Numeric?

No. Numeric arrays are not matrices. transpose() performs a structural 
operation, not a linear algebraic operation.

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