[PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] linear algebra

Ralph Paul paul@aem.umn.edu
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 14:01:51 -0500

On Mon, 19 Aug 1996 13:18:05 -0400  owner-matrix-sig@python.org wrote:
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> The current low-level LAPACK interface expects Fortran-layout
> arrays, but one could as well have one that handles the "transposition"
> itself, although that would be a more difficult task. So maybe we
> should leave everything as it is for now and improve the interface
> later.

How about providing functions that make the conversion obvious. Something
like "To_Fortran" . That way you know what is happening but you don't
have to know about the column oriented storage ( = transpose ) Fortran uses. 
Since you can code this in C, you can probably make it pretty fast.

Ralph Paul

or	ralph@ifr.luftahrt.uni-stuttgart.de

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