[Numpy-discussion] matrix power (was: matrix multiply)
Stéfan van der Walt
stefan@sun.ac...
Sun Apr 6 04:17:10 CDT 2008
On 06/04/2008, Anne Archibald <peridot.faceted@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
Sorry, 05:00am is maybe not the time to write these posts. Now there
is another good reason to review the changes :)
Cheers
Stéfan
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