matrix algebra

Al Kabaila akabaila at pcug.org.au
Tue Sep 23 06:59:33 CEST 2008


Tim Leslie wrote:

> There is no need for a wrapper. Both numarray and Numeric have been
> deprecated in favour of numpy.

Well, some years ago I looked for a matrix package. At that time it looked
that numarray was the end of it all - it had a clean syntax, an active
developer team.  It looked to have everything that one could possibly wish.
And here we are, it is fallen out of favour.  It seems to me to be unwise
to assume that in OSS there is the final, never to be superseded package
for anything, including matrix algebra.  OTH, I appreciate your reminder of
SciPy. Thank you, Leslie.

Michael Palmer wrote:

> On Sep 22, 4:02 am, Al Kabaila <akaba... at pcug.org.au> wrote:
>> This is a very active newsgroup that incudes such giants as Frederik
>> Lundh
> 
> He looks rather small to me in this picture:
> http://www.python.org/~guido/confpix/flundh-2.jpg

Yes, indeed. However, I had in mind giants in informed writing on Python.
Besides, it seems a custom to put in very old pictures in web publications.
I do that myself, except that even in old pictures I am really, really
old...  I have a superseded paper version of Frederik Lundh's book "Python
Standard Library", published by O'Reilly in May 2001. For Python that is a
fair while back. Thanks for the link to the picture - appreciate it!

OldAl.

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Al Kabaila (Dr)
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