[NumPy-Tickets] [NumPy] #1402: Provide a function to compute the log-determinant

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Fri Apr 30 14:05:13 CDT 2010

#1402: Provide a function to compute the log-determinant
 Reporter:  njs           |       Owner:  somebody    
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  needs_review
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:              
Component:  numpy.linalg  |     Version:              
 Keywords:                |  

Comment(by njs):

 About the name: my original version actually was called logdet(), but I
 worry that the expectation is that logdet() is -- modulo numerical issues
 -- the same as log(det()). But this API doesn't act like that -- it
 returns a 2-tuple, not a scalar!

 About the other commentary: I'm afraid I'm totally missing something; I
 don't know what you guys are talking about with 'inplace log' and
 'log_absd(log(absd))' and such. Could you expand?

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1402#comment:7>
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