[SciPy-user] Mathematica Element-wise Multiplication

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher@gmail....
Mon Dec 17 00:48:05 CST 2007

2007/12/17, Johann Cohen-Tanugi <cohen@slac.stanford.edu>:
> thanks for these precisions, David. Reading it, I still come to think
> that it is a potential source of confusion to let a "row array" have a
> transpose or T method, that essentially does nothing.

In object oriented code, this can happen often, but it is not a problem. It
does what you want : inverse the axis, even if there is only one axis.

I guess there is a
> reason behind this situation, but given the fact that it is there, I am
> wondering whether T or transpose of a row array could in fact return
> what it is expected to, aka the 2d column array. Is there any reason not
> to have this functionality?

More code in a simple function (thus slower) ? Breaking some code that
depend on it ? Not doing what the documentation says ?
I think the method should not be changed, it does exactly what it says it
does. Changing its behaviour because of Matlab is not a good solution,
Python is not Matlab.

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