[Numpy-discussion] question about the documentation of linalg.solve

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Wed Nov 19 12:10:54 CST 2008

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 8:14 AM, Alan G Isaac <aisaac@american.edu> wrote:

> If if look at help(np.linalg.solve) I am
> told what it does but not how it does it.
> If I look at
> http://www.scipy.org/doc/numpy_api_docs/numpy.linalg.linalg.html#solve
> there is even less info.  I'll guess the
> algorithm is Gaussian elimination, but how
> would I use the documentation to confirm this?
> (Shouldn't I be able to?)
> I don't think possible differences from the "lite"
> version are a reason for saying nothing...

Gaussian elimination with pivoting, I believe.

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