[Numpy-discussion] Release of NumPy
Stéfan van der Walt
Thu Apr 17 06:25:30 CDT 2008
On 17/04/2008, Joris De Ridder <Joris.DeRidder@ster.kuleuven.be> wrote:
> The patch introduces "Vector", but I assume it's your intend to change
> this into "RowVector" or "ColumnVector" in the end, correct?
This was just of a proof of concept. It depends very much on what you
Vector currently remains 2-dimensional, but allows scalar indexing,
i.e. my_vector returns the zero'th element. The other option is to
make Vectors 1-dimensional, and to introduce both RowVector and
ColumnVector. That's easy enough to do -- a person just needs to take
care when it comes to multiplication.
> "Vector" I expect tons of emails of (newbie) people confused whether
> and when they should use array and when Vector.
I'd think you should stick to either using
(Matrix,ColumnVector,RowVector) or using the full ndarray capability.
> Especially when they
> come from a language where "vector" is used for what we call an array.
But they also come from languages where the word "matrix" is used to
describe what we call an nd-array, so that's neither here nor there.
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