[SciPy-dev] Hessenberg form

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Fri Oct 1 15:41:46 CDT 2004

>> BTW, Matlab uses the same naming convention.
>> http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/techdoc/ref/hess.html

On Fri, 01 Oct 2004, Fernando Perez apparently wrote:
> Which doesn't make it right.
> I'd actually much rather have hessian and hessenberg be the actual names, to
> avoid this kind of potential confusion.  Long names may be a bit annoying, but
> in my book clarity tends to win.  Individual users can always do
> 'hess=hessenberg' inside their codes if so desired, away from public shame :)

I strongly agree.
Alan Isaac
PS As a contrast to Matlab, hessp() does the Hessian
computation in GAUSS.

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