[Numpy-discussion] add .H attribute?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 06:36:57 EDT 2013


On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 4:18 PM, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan at sun.ac.za>wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 7:46 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> > Why not just write
> >
> > def H(a):
> >     return a.conj().T
>
> It's hard to convince students that this is the Best Way of doing
> things in NumPy.  Why, they ask, can you do it using a' in MATLAB,
> then?
>
> I've tripped over this one before, since it's not the kind of thing
> you imagine would be unimplemented, and then spend some time trying to
> find it.
>

+1 for adding a H attribute.

Here's the end of the old discussion Chuck referred to:
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.numeric.general/6637.  No strong
arguments against and then several more votes in favor.

Ralf
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