## Question

Asked By – elexhobby

The numpy docs recommend using array instead of matrix for working with matrices. However, unlike octave (which I was using till recently), * doesn’t perform matrix multiplication, you need to use the function matrixmultipy(). I feel this makes the code very unreadable.

Does anybody share my views, and has found a solution?

**Now we will see solution for issue: how does multiplication differ for NumPy Matrix vs Array classes? **

## Answer

In 3.5, Python finally got a matrix multiplication operator. The syntax is `a @ b`

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This question is answered By – Petr Viktorin

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