We now have
a = array([[1, 2], [3, 4]], dtype=int8)
array([[1, 2], [3, 4]], dtype=int8)
d = linalg.det(a)
This is at least partly due to use of LU factorization in computing the determinant.
Some operations on integer matrices always return integers. It occurred to me that it might be nice to be able to ask functions performing such operations to always return an integer.
We could do
but this seems a little unfortunate.
If this has been discussed many times previously and you just groaned inwardly, or if this is simply outside the scope of numpy, please let me know and I'll move along.
Thanks very much,