[Numpy-discussion] Optimized sum of squares

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Tue Oct 20 12:16:18 CDT 2009

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 6:06 AM, Gary Ruben <gruben@bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> Hi Gaël,
> If you've got a 1D array/vector called "a", I think the normal idiom is
> np.dot(a,a)
> For the more general case, I think
> np.tensordot(a, a, axes=something_else)
> should do it, where you should be able to figure out something_else for
> your particular case.

Is it really possible to get the same as np.sum(a*a, axis)  with
tensordot  if a.ndim=2 ?
Any way I try the "something_else", I get extra terms as in np.dot(a.T, a)


> Gary R.
> Gael Varoquaux wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 07:27:55PM -0400, josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
>>>>>> Why aren't you using logaddexp ufunc from numpy?
>>>>> Maybe because it is difficult to find, it doesn't have its own docs entry.
>> Speaking of which...
>> I thought that there was a readily-written, optimized function (or ufunc)
>> in numpy or scipy that calculated the sum of squares for an array
>> (possibly along an axis). However, I cannot find it.
>> Is there something similar? If not, it is not the end of the world, the
>> operation is trivial to write.
>> Cheers,
>> Gaël
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