[SciPy-user] Easy way to make a block diagonal matrix?
Thu May 21 12:00:45 CDT 2009
As a non member I would "vote" for blkdiag as I normally look for matlab
names when I try to find a SciPy function.
> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Robert Kern <email@example.com>
> > On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:05, Bruce Southey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Not really because everyone has different terminologies and
> >> Block_array? Well it would be true if the function was generalized and
> >> array because common terminology used by Numpy is arrays.
> > That doesn't really capture the notion. I would expect block_array()
> > to let me build up any blocked array (e.g. [[A, B], [C, D]]) like
> > bmat() already does, not just blocks along a "notional diagonal". I
> > suggest we bow to Matlab's precedent. It apparently has not caused
> > many problems in their community.
> If we consider name changes, I would prefer the name without the underline
> either blockdiag
> or blkdiag as in matlab, since it is essentially the same function.
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