[Numpy-discussion] Controlling NumPy __mul__ method or forcing it to use __rmul__ of the "other"
Ilhan Polat
ilhanpolat at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 13:07:04 EDT 2017
Ah OK. I was just wondering if there are recommended values to start with
in case below some values are reserved for NumPy/SciPy internals. I'll just
go with the ufunc path just in case.
This really looks like TeX overful/underful badness value adjustment. As
long as the journal accepts don't mention it. :)
On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Stephan Hoyer <shoyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Coming up with a single number for a sane "array priority" is basically an
> impossible task :). If you only need compatibility with the latest version
> of NumPy, this is one good reason to set __array_ufunc__ instead, even if
> only to write __array_ufunc__ = None.
>
> On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 9:14 AM, Nathan Goldbaum <nathan12343 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I don't think there's any real standard here. Just doing a github search
>> reveals many different choices people have used:
>>
>> https://github.com/search?l=Python&q=__array_priority__&type
>> =Code&utf8=%E2%9C%93
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 11:07 AM, Ilhan Polat <ilhanpolat at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thank you. I didn't know that it existed. Is there any place where I can
>>> get a feeling for a sane priority number compared to what's being done in
>>> production? Just to make sure I'm not stepping on any toes.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 5:36 PM, Stephan Hoyer <shoyer at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I answered your question on StackOverflow:
>>>> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/40694380/forcing-multipl
>>>> ication-to-use-rmul-instead-of-numpy-array-mul-or-byp/44634634#44634634
>>>>
>>>> In brief, you need to set __array_priority__ or __array_ufunc__ on your
>>>> object.
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 5:27 AM, Ilhan Polat <ilhanpolat at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I will assume some simple linear systems knowledge but the question
>>>>> can be generalized to any operator that implements __mul__ and __rmul__
>>>>> methods.
>>>>>
>>>>> Motivation:
>>>>>
>>>>> I am trying to implement a gain matrix, say 3x3 identity matrix, for
>>>>> time being with a single input single output (SISO) system that I have
>>>>> implemented as a class modeling a Transfer or a state space representation.
>>>>>
>>>>> In the typical usecase, suppose you would like to create an n-many
>>>>> parallel connections with the same LTI system sitting at each branch.
>>>>> MATLAB implements this as an elementwise multiplication and returning a
>>>>> multi input multi output(MIMO) system.
>>>>>
>>>>> G = tf(1,[1,1]);
>>>>> eye(3)*G
>>>>>
>>>>> produces (manually compactified)
>>>>>
>>>>> ans =
>>>>>
>>>>> From input 1 to output...
>>>>> [ 1 ]
>>>>> [ ------ , 0 , 0 ]
>>>>> [ s + 1 ]
>>>>> [ 1 ]
>>>>> [ 0 , ------ , 0 ]
>>>>> [ s + 1 ]
>>>>> [ 1 ]
>>>>> [ 0 , 0 , ------ ]
>>>>> [ s + 1 ]
>>>>>
>>>>> Notice that the result type is of LTI system but, in our context, not
>>>>> a NumPy array with "object" dtype.
>>>>>
>>>>> In order to achieve a similar behavior, I would like to let the
>>>>> __rmul__ of G take care of the multiplication. In fact, when I do
>>>>> G.__rmul__(np.eye(3)) I can control what the behavior should be and I
>>>>> receive the exception/result I've put in. However the array never looks for
>>>>> this method and carries out the default array __mul__ behavior.
>>>>>
>>>>> The situation is similar if we go about it as left multiplication
>>>>> G*eye(3) has no problems since this uses directly the __mul__ of G.
>>>>> Therefore we get a different result depending on the direction of
>>>>> multiplication.
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there anything I can do about this without forcing users
>>>>> subclassing or just letting them know about this particular quirk in the
>>>>> documentation?
>>>>>
>>>>> What I have in mind is to force the users to create static LTI objects
>>>>> and then multiply and reject this possibility. But then I still need to
>>>>> stop NumPy returning "object" dtyped array to be able to let the user know
>>>>> about this.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Relevant links just in case
>>>>>
>>>>> the library : https://github.com/ilayn/harold/
>>>>>
>>>>> the issue discussion (monologue actually) :
>>>>> https://github.com/ilayn/harold/issues/7
>>>>>
>>>>> The question I've asked on SO (but with a rather offtopic answer):
>>>>> https://stackoverflow.com/q/40694380/4950339
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ilhan
>>>>>
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