[Numpy-discussion] Re: [ANN] NumPy 0.9.6 released

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 15:01:00 CST 2006

Travis Oliphant wrote:

> Backward compatibility.
> I don't like the singular_value_decomposition spelling but that was in
> Numeric (with the default given).  So, it is provided to aid in
> code-porting.
> But, I think most people who compute svd expect it to produce
> full_matrices.   Thus, the svd spelling.
> We make somebody unhappy either way I think.  If we change anything, I
> would vote for changing singular_value_decomposition and adding
> something to convert_code to write any old code using full arguments.

Alternatively, we could drop all of the Numeric compatibility forms into a
separate module and have convert_code use that instead of numpy.linalg directly.

Robert Kern
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