[Numpy-discussion] matrix vs. array

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Wed Mar 15 01:52:01 CST 2006

On Wed, 15 Mar 2006, Bill Baxter wrote:

> Inspect is a really handy python module:
>      import inspect
>      import numpy
>      print inspect.getsource(numpy.matrix)

Another very nice option is to use ipython:

In [1]: import numpy
In [2]: numpy.matrix?
In [2]: numpy.matrix??

One ? gives some basic information:
Type:           type
Base Class:     <type 'type'>
String Form:    <class 'numpy.core.defmatrix.matrix'>
Namespace:      Interactive

(and normally a doc-string, if there is one)
and ?? shows you the code.

Best, Arnd

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