[Numpy-discussion] LU factorization?

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Wed Oct 15 14:43:34 CDT 2008

2008/10/15 Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com>:
>> numpy.linalg has qr and cholesky factorizations, but LU factorization is
>> only available in scipy. That doesn't seem quite right. I think is would
>> make sense to include the LU factorization in numpy among the basic linalg
>> operations, and probably LU_solve also. Thoughts?
> -1. As far as I am concerned, numpy.linalg exists because Numeric had
> LinearAlgebra, and we had to provide it to allow people to upgrade. I
> do not want to see an expansion of functionality to maintain.

It's silly to have a crippled linear algebra module in NumPy.  Either
take it out, or finish it.

NumPy without the linear algebra module would make it much less useful
to many of us.


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