[Numpy-discussion] Thoughts on getting "something" in the Python core

Steven H. Rogers steve at shrogers.com
Sat Apr 2 06:50:58 CST 2005


First, thanks for doing this Travis.

Travis Oliphant wrote:
> 
> I'm coming to see that what is most important for the Python core is 
> "protocols".  Then, there can be a "million" different array types that 
> can all share each other's memory without hassle and much overhead. 
> I'm still personally interested in a better Numeric, however, and so 
> won't be abandoning the concept of Numeric3 (notice I now call it 
> scipy.base --- not a change of focus just a change of name).    I just 
> wanted to encourage some discussion on the array protocol.
> 

Your array protocol protocol idea sounds good.  It should not only make it 
easier to interoperate with other Python packages, but foreign entities like 
APL/J, Matlab, and LabVIEW.

Regards,
Steve
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