[Numpy-discussion] matrix wart
Fri Feb 22 12:48:02 CST 2008
Alan G Isaac wrote:
> I propose that the user-friendly question is:
> why deviate needlessly from array behavior?
because that's the whole point of a Matrix object in the first place.
> (Needlessly means: no increase in functionality.)
Functionally, you can do everything you need to do with numpy arrays.
The only reason there is a matrix class is to create a more natural, and
readable way to do linear algebra. That's why the current version always
returns matrices -- people don't want to have to keep converting back to
matrices from arrays.
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