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# from maple to python + numpy/scipy

 I'm just getting started with numpy/scipy and first would like to get a view of what it can do and what it can't. The main idea is to move from maple to python and the first thing that poped up is the fact that maple is very convenient for both formal manipulations and exact integer calculations. For instance if a matrix has integer entries and the eigenvalues are integers maple can find these exactly. Can numpy/scipy do this? Or the eigenvalues will always be floating point numbers? Mar 19 '07 #1
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 Daniel Nogradi wrote: I'm just getting started with numpy/scipy and first would like to get a view of what it can do and what it can't. The main idea is to move from maple to python and the first thing that poped up is the fact that maple is very convenient for both formal manipulations and exact integer calculations. For instance if a matrix has integer entries and the eigenvalues are integers maple can find these exactly. Can numpy/scipy do this? Or the eigenvalues will always be floating point numbers? it might be better to ask this question on the scipy newsgroup SciPy Users List cheers, Stef Mientki Mar 19 '07 #2
 Daniel Nogradi wrote: I'm just getting started with numpy/scipy and first would like to get a view of what it can do and what it can't. The main idea is to move from maple to python and the first thing that poped up is the fact that maple is very convenient for both formal manipulations and exact integer calculations. For instance if a matrix has integer entries and the eigenvalues are integers maple can find these exactly. Can numpy/scipy do this? Or the eigenvalues will always be floating point numbers? Have a look at SAGE (Software for Algebra and Geometry Experimentation) http://www.sagemath.org/ Jaap Mar 19 '07 #3

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