[Numpy-discussion] Matlab page on scipy wiki

Sasha ndarray at mac.com
Fri Feb 10 14:31:05 EST 2006

On 2/10/06, Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> wrote:
> The whole point of r_ is to allow you to use slice notation to build
> ranges easily.  I wrote it precisely to make it easier to construct
> arrays in a simliar style that Matlab allows.

Maybe it is just me, but r_ is rather unintuitive.  I would expect
something like this to be called "c" for "combine" or "concatenate."  
This is the name used by S+ and R.

>From R manual:
c                    package:base                    R Documentation
Combine Values into a Vector or List

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