[Numpy-discussion] Should cholesky return upper or
wright at esrf.fr
Thu Jun 29 11:22:35 EDT 2006
> Does it matter whether the lower or upper triangular part is stored?
> We should just pick one convention and stick with it. That is simpler
> than, say, ATLAS where the choice is one of the parameters passed to
> the subroutine. I vote for lower triangular myself, if only because
> that was my choice last time I implemented a Cholesky factorization.
Wouldn't a keyword argument make more sense, there's a default, but you
aren't denied access to ATLAS? It matters if you pass the factorisation
to a legacy code which expects things to be a particular way around.
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