Python advocacy in scientific computation

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Sun Mar 5 20:20:02 CET 2006


Brian Blais wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
> 
>>That said, we have an excellent array object far superior to Matlab's.
>>
>>  http://numeric.scipy.org/
> 
> I'd like to ask, being new to python, in which ways is this array object far superior
> to Matlab's?  (I'm not being sarcastic, I really would like to know!)

Matlab takes the view that "everything is a rank-2 matrix of floating point values."

Our arrays have been N-dimensional since day one. They really are arrays, not
matrices. You have complete control over the types.

-- 
Robert Kern
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"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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