lists <-> tuple

Peter Notebaert peno at
Sat Nov 5 16:49:04 CET 2005

"Robert Kern" <robert.kern at> wrote in message 
news:mailman.47.1130974709.18701.python-list at
> Peter Notebaert wrote:
>> I am new to Python and have to create an import library in C that uses
>> matrices.
>> These matrices can be one-dimensional (vectors) or two-dimensional. If I
>> look in the ActivePython 2.4 documentation at data structures, then I see 
>> at
>> least 2 posibilities to represent them: Lists and Tuples.
>> The documention doesn't give me much information on what the best choice 
>> is
>> for the data type to provide/return these matrices.
>> So my question is, should I use lists or tuples to represent my matrices 
>> in
>> and why?
> You'll probably want to use scipy_core. It's a package designed
> specifically to deal with multidimensional arrays of homogeneous,
> (usually) numeric data.
> -- 
> Robert Kern
> rkern at
> "In the fields of hell where the grass grows high
> Are the graves of dreams allowed to die."
>  -- Richard Harter


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