Jimmy C -5 years ago 180

Python Question

I want to augment the

`scipy.sparse.csr_matrix`

`csr_matrix`

`class SparseMatrix(sp.csr_matrix):`

def __init__(self, matrix):

super(type(self), self).__init__(matrix)

This won't work though, throwing:

AttributeError: toSpa not found

Could you please explain to me what I'm doing wrong?

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Answer Source

Somewhere in the SciPy Sparse Matrix implementation the first three letters of the class name are used to define a method that will do the transformations among the different sparse matrix types (see this thread). Therefore, you have to implement using a name like:

```
import numpy as np
from scipy.sparse import csr_matrix
class csr_matrix_alt(csr_matrix):
def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
super(csr_matrix_alt, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
s = csr_matrix_alt(np.random.random((10, 10)))
print(type(s))
#<class '__main__.csr_matrix_alt'>
```

Other names like `csr_mymatrix`

, `csr_test`

and so forth would be possible...

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