[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #601: function for computing powers of a matrix

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Fri Apr 4 08:10:41 CDT 2008

#601: function for computing powers of a matrix
 Reporter:  LevGivon      |        Owner:  somebody
     Type:  enhancement   |       Status:  new     
 Priority:  normal        |    Milestone:  1.0.5   
Component:  numpy.linalg  |      Version:  devel   
 Severity:  normal        |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:                |  
Comment (by peridot):

 The matrix [[1.1].[0.1]] has a square root ([[1.0.5],[0,1]]). It is
 unfortunately rather difficult to work with this sort of thing
 numerically. I suggest non-integer powers be left to scipy's expm and
 friends. Integer powers are easily dealt with.

Ticket URL: <http://scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/601#comment:8>
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