[SciPy-user] Mathematica Element-wise Multiplication
Mon Dec 17 01:49:38 CST 2007
Matthieu Brucher wrote:
> 2007/12/17, Johann Cohen-Tanugi <firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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.
hmmm...... okay... What I wanted was to transpose a 1D array into a
vector, or vice-versa, with the linear algebra behavior in mind. I
understand that numpy does not follow this, but I cannot believe that
this behavior *is* what everybody wants! Tom's initial email was
symptomatic, and Stefan's response, with the proposal to use the T
method even more so!
Assuming that this natural linear algebra could be retrieved when, and
*only* when, the array is 1D, I do not see how such an implementation
could break codes that depend on it, because I don't see why someone
would call 'a.T' just to have 'a' again.... But it is probably my lack
Anyway, enough of this. I am sure the developers know better than me...
> 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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