[Numpy-discussion] matrix norm

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Mon Oct 22 10:56:48 CDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM, Jason Grout <jason-sage@creativetrax.com>wrote:

> I'm curious why scipy/numpy defaults to calculating the Frobenius norm
> for matrices [1], when Matlab, Octave, and Mathematica all default to
> calculating the induced 2-norm [2].  Is it solely because the Frobenius
> norm is easier to calculate, or is there some other good mathematical
> reason for doing things differently?
Looks to me like Matlab, Octave, and Mathematica all default to the
Frobenius norm .

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