[Numpy-discussion] creating column vectors

Sven Schreiber svetosch at gmx.net
Wed Feb 8 16:12:53 CST 2006

Christopher Barker schrieb:

> numpy is not a Matlab clone, nor should it be. That's exactly why I use
> it! Take a little time to get used to it, and you'll become very glad
> that numpy works the way it does, rather than like Matlab.

well, I have taken that time because I was already into python (glue
everyting together, you know), but I bet you won't be very successful in
the Gauss et al. camp with that marketing slogan... also, your statement
does not sound very pythonic; the "you'll get used to it, and trust me,
even if you don't understand it now, it's great afterwards"-approach
sounds more like the pre-python era (you may insert a language of your
choice here ;-)

I don't see why numpy cannot preserve the features that are important to
you (and which I know nothing about) and at the same time make life more
intuitive and easier for 2d-dummies like myself -- in a lot of ways,
it's already accomplished, I'd say it just needs the finishing touch.


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