Login and get codingSince 3.5 Python has a binary operator to be used for matrix multiplication:

`@`

, see PEP 465 -- A dedicated infix operator for matrix multiplication.The

@ signcan now be used on types implementing the`__matmul__`

special/magic/dundermethod.It is important to note that whilst this feature shipped in 3.5, none of the standard library builtin types have matrix multiplication implementations. So let's try to implement it on a custom type for this Bite.

Implement a simple class called

`Matrix`

that takes a list of lists in its constructor.Implement the

`__matmul__`

,`__rmatmul__`

(reversed) and`__imatmul__`

(in place)dundermethods.

Yes, using`numpy`

a`np.dot(self, other)`

would suffice, but the point is to get you thinking about implementing @ yourself!Here is a how matrix multiplication works:

A = [[1, 2], [3, 4]] B = [[11, 12], [13, 14]]Doing A @ B would do the following multiplications:

[[1 * 11 + 2 * 13, 1 * 12 + 2 * 14], [3 * 11 + 4 * 13, 3 * 12 + 4 * 14]]See the tests for more info. Good luck!

Special thanks to Anthony Shaw for providing the idea and collaborating with us on this Bite!

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