# [PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] Final (hopefully) alpha release available

**Paul F. Dubois
**
dubois1@llnl.gov

*Sat, 19 Oct 1996 09:57:16 -0700*

A great example of the Dubois Lemma: If you don't abbreviate anything, you
can't forget which abbreviation you used.
The usual counter-argument is, "I don't like all that typing." To which I
reply, either, "Get over it!", or "Mavis Beacon". (:->.
At least we aren't using aimag, like Fortran!
Your friend,
Paul, the touch typist
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>* From: tim@lassi.ece.uiuc.edu
*>* To: hugunin@mit.edu
*>* Cc: matrix-sig@python.org
*>* Subject: Re: [PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] Final (hopefully) alpha release available
*>* Date: Friday, October 18, 1996 6:20 PM
*>*
*>*
*>* >Time for one of my usual Friday releases.
*>*
*>* Oh goody it's just like Christmas!
*>*
*>* >This is also your last chance to make any major design changes to the
*>* >system. If there's something about how NumPy works that you really don't
*>* >like, speak up now while I'm still willing to sacrifice backward
*>* >compatibility.
*>*
*>* I think someone may have answered this once allready, but if so I
*>* forget what they said:
*>*
*>* Why is the imaginary component of a matrix M M.imaginary while that of
*>* a complex number Z is Z.imag. There have been several simple functions
*>* that I've writen that wouldn't have cared whether they were dealing
*>* with matrices or numbers except for this.
*>*
*>* Am I missing something obvious here...?
*>*
*>*
*>* --
*>* -tim
*>*
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