# [SciPy-User] convertin from octave/ matlab to scipy

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Fri Feb 19 08:35:52 CST 2010

```On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 8:02 AM, eat <e.antero.tammi@gmail.com> wrote:
>> def t1():
>>     m, n = 12, 123456
>>     D = random.randn(m, n)
>>
>>     def f(X):
>>         return sqrt(sum(X**2, 0))
>>
>>     print norm(f(D) - zm(f, D))
>>     #or ?
>>     #g = lambda D: zm(f, D)
>>     #print norm(f(D)- g(D))
>>
>> def zm(f, D):
>>    m = mean(D, 1)[:, None]
>>    return f(D- m)
> Exactly what I was looking for, just couldn't figure it out myself.
>
> Originally I planned to make the conversion mechanically, but your code gives
> me more toughts. I'll better learn python/ scipy a bit more first inorder to
> produce more readable code.

I often translate matlab functions with a simple structure (even if
the calculation is complicated) quite literally to python/numpy/scipy.
However, for the big structure and control flow using, for example,
classes is a huge advantage compared to matlab. (Although matlab is
also improving its support of classes, which I haven't used yet.)

A good book for python (for scienc) that uses numpy is very helpful.
And I found and still find it very informative to read code written by
others.

Good luck,

Josef

>
> Thanks a lot,
> eat
>
>
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