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Re: Octave's and Matlab's limitations

From: Francesco Potortì
Subject: Re: Octave's and Matlab's limitations
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:51:37 +0100

>Numpy's indexing is essentially the same except it's 0-based to
>conform to general Python usage. Numpy can't extend the Python
>language beyond what Python itself allows, though, so things like [A;
>B] to concatenate matrices in Octave become np.vertcat([A, B]) or
>something like that, can't exactly remember. I don't think this is a
>huge loss, however.

I think it is.  Being able to catenate and mix ways of indexing id a
huge plus from my point of view.

>There is nothing all that magical about Octave indexing.

I see.  But again, is there another language (preferably an interpreted
one) that allows things like

  A([1:2:97 98 99],[1:end-1]) = (B > C);


  A(A > 0) += 128;


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