[SciPy-user] null space of a matrix

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Wed Jun 29 19:38:44 CDT 2005

Fernando Perez wrote:

> Besides, even for mathematical matrices, transposition and conjugation 
> are distinct operations.  Why matlab joins them is beyond me, and IMHO 
> beyond mathematical sense.

It's a convenience issue, I think. For a certain set of problems (i.e. 
the ones that matlab was originally designed to solve way back in the 
day), one usually wants a Hermitian transpose. Personally, I'll gladly 
take sanity over that tiny convenience any day.

Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

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