[Numpy-discussion] Proposal: Chaining np.dot with mdot helper function

Eelco Hoogendoorn hoogendoorn.eelco at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 18:23:00 EST 2014

considering np.dot takes only its binary positional args and a single
defaulted kwarg, passing in a variable number of positional args as a list
makes sense. Then just call the builtin reduce on the list, and there you

I also generally approve of such semantics for binary associative

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 11:27 PM, Jaime Fernández del Río <
jaime.frio at gmail.com> wrote:

> Perhaps you could reuse np.dot, by giving its second argument a default
> None value, and passing a tuple as first argument, i.e. np.dot((a, b, c))
> would compute a.dot(b).dot(c), possibly not in that order.
> As is suggested in the matlab thread linked by Josef, if you do implement
> an optimal ordering algorithm, then precalculating the ordering and passing
> it in as an argument should be an option.
> If I get a vote, I am definitely +1 on this, especially the more
> sophisticated version.
> On Feb 17, 2014 1:40 PM, "Stefan Otte" <stefan.otte at gmail.com> wrote:
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