[Numpy-discussion] Maturing the Matrix class in NumPy

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 17:28:40 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 16:24, Chris Colbert <sccolbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> How about just introducing a slightly different syntax which tells numpy to
> handle the array like a matrix:
> Some thing along the lines of this:
> A = array[[..]]
> B = array[[..]]
> elementwise multipication (as it currently is):
> C = A * B
> matrix multiplication:
> C = {A} * {B}
> or
> C = [A] * [B]
> or any other brace we decide on
> Essentially, the brace tells numpy to handle the array objects like
> matrices, but with no need for a specific matrix type.

We don't control the Python language. We cannot make these kinds of
changes to the syntax.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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