[Numpy-discussion] matrix power (was: matrix multiply)
Anne Archibald
peridot.faceted@gmail....
Sat Apr 5 22:40:17 CDT 2008
On 05/04/2008, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
> Some discussion recently took place around raising a square matrices
> to integer powers. See ticket #601:
>
> http://scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/601
>
> Anne Archibald wrote a patch which factored 'matrix_multiply' out of
> defmatrix (the matrix power implemented for the Matrix class). After
> some further discussion on irc, and some careful footwork so that
> everything imports correctly, I checked in
>
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/changeset/4968
>
> The matrix_multiply method is exposed as numpy.linalg.matrix_multiply,
> and is not in the top-level numpy namespace (it's a bit crowded there
> already). I'd be glad if you would review the changeset and comment.
Just to be clear, the function is called matrix_power, not matrix_multiply.
Anne
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