[Numpy-discussion] Dyadic Python
Paul F Dubois
paul at pfdubois.com
Sat Oct 12 21:33:05 EDT 2002
What took me a long while to appreciate is that inheriting from Numeric
wasn't going to do me any good precisely because any operation such as
a+b was going to produce an array not one of my new foos, unless I
overrode it. So in fact you end up having to override darn near
everything. I can only suggest MA as an example. People have succeeded
in similar tasks by starting with the MA source and changing it to suit.
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> Subject: [Numpy-discussion] Dyadic Python
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>
> As a help for me learning Dyadic vector analysis, I have been
> working on a Numpy class for manipulating Dyads. I am
> wondering if anyone else has any similar interests. Most of
> the impetus for the work comes from "Methods for
> Electromagnetic Field Analysis" by Ismo Lindell. In numerous
> searches I found no computer code dealing with Dyads.
>
> My biggest stumbling block so far is integrating the
> symbolism of Dyadic analysis into something understandable.
> Operator overloading isn't
> going to help me. For example in my program:
>
> A=dyad(a,b) where a and b are complex vectors
> B=dyad(c,d) "
> A.dmmd(B) is equivalent to double dyadic multiplication of the dyads A
> and B. :) In a book this would be written something like A xx B
> except that the x's would be aligned vertically.
>
> Ok, its an insane project. Rob.
>
>
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