[Numpy-discussion] Re: Fwd: Re: inconsistent use of axis= keyword argument?
Colin J. Williams
cjw at sympatico.ca
Sat Feb 25 12:00:02 EST 2006
Robert Kern wrote:
>Nils Wagner wrote:
>>>Is it possible to use aliases for these operators ?
>>>In textbooks (Matrix Algebra by Abadir and Magnus, Cambridge University
>>>Press (2005)) you will find
>>>The vec-operator transforms a matrix into a vector by stacking its
>>>columns one underneath the other.
>It's possible to add some aliases, sure. No, we're not going to do it. There are
>already too many different names for the same thing in numpy because of
>backwards compatibility. We should not exacerbate the problem.
Could these be put into a separate modules and only included when
Numeric compatibility is desired?
This would help to reduce the clutter.
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