Python "why" questions

Russ P. russ.paielli at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 20:36:35 CEST 2010


On Aug 22, 12:47 am, Chris Rebert <c... at rebertia.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 12:23 AM, Russ P. <russ.paie... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Aug 21, 1:33 am, Steven D'Aprano <st... at REMOVE-THIS-
> > cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> >> On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 11:01:42 -0700, Russ P. wrote:
> >> > Most programmers probably never use vectors and matrices, so they don't
> >> > care about the inconsistency with standard mathematical notation.
>
> >> Perhaps you should ask the numpy programmers what they think about that.
>
> > Why would I care in the least about something called "numpy"?
>
> Because it's a popular matrix math package for Python. Its users are
> thus a subset of programmers which by definition don't fall into the
> "most programmers" group you describe.

Yes, I know what numpy is, and I'm sure it's great. I was just taking
a light-hearted jab at the name.



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