[PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] Just checking in

tim@lassi.ece.uiuc.edu tim@lassi.ece.uiuc.edu
Thu, 29 Aug 1996 13:32:26 -0500

KH writes:
>I am using this interactively, so "MatrixMultiply" has no chance.  I
>redefined dot() because to me this is what dot() should do, and I have
>no use at all for the standard dot(). I like to type something
>sensible, even interactively.
>Of course I am not saying that I can't live with the current version
>of dot(). But unless someone can give arguments why the current
>version is *better* (or at least as good), I stick to my proposal.

I would argue that dot should act on axes (-1,-1), i.e. it should dot
the vector that compose the array's together.

Isn't matrix multiplication the same as the inner product for
matrices, so couldn't you use define a convenience function inner(A,B)
for this? Or am I off in LA LA land here?


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