[SciPy-User] scalars vs array of length 1

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Thu Jul 8 16:44:58 CDT 2010

Victor Eijkhout wrote:
> That's what it looks like to me. I'm not sure that I like the fact that a vector is a 2d matrix. 

One of the reasons np.matrix hasn't really caught on -- I think it needs 
a more complete implementation (row and column vectors) to really be 
useful, but then I don't want it anyway.

(when I used MATLAB, I had to write ".*" all the time, it was really 
annpying, far less annoying that writing np.dot(x,y) once in a while)

If you want to write some code, search this list (and the wiki for 
discussions, many of the issues have been hashed out, but so far no one 
wants it bad enough to write the code.


Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

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