[Numpy-discussion] Toward release 1.0 of NumPy

Sven Schreiber svetosch at gmx.net
Thu Apr 13 01:20:02 CDT 2006

Travis Oliphant schrieb:
> The next release of NumPy will be 0.9.8

> The recent discussions and bug-reports have been very helpful.  If you
> have found a bug, please report it on the Trac pages so that we don't
> lose sight of it. 
> Report bugs by "submitting a ticket" here:

Before submitting the following as a bug, I would like to repeat what I
posted earlier (no replies) to check whether you agree it's a bug:

The "kron" (Kronecker product) function returns numpy-arrays even if
both arguments are numpy-matrices; imho that's a bug in light of the
proclaimed goal of preserving matrices where possible/sensible.

On a related issue, "eye" also still returns a numpy-array instead of a
numpy-matrix. At least one person (I think it was Ed Schofield) agreed
that it would be better to return a numpy-matrix, given that another
function ("identity") already returns a numpy-array. Currently, one of
the two functions seems redundant.

So unless somebody tells me otherwise, I will submit these two things as

Great that numpy soon will be officially stable!


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