[Numpy-discussion] Numeric 24.0

Steven H. Rogers steve at shrogers.com
Wed Apr 6 05:12:39 CDT 2005


Travis Oliphant wrote:
> 
> Again,  scipy.base should *replace* Numerical Python for all users 
> (except the most adamant who don't seem to want to go with the rest of 
> the community).  scipy.base is a new version of Numeric.   On the 
> C-level I don't know of any incompatibilities,  on the Python level 
> there are a very few (most of them rarely-used typecode character issues 
> which a simple search and replace will fix). 
> 
> I should emphasize this next point, since I don't seem to be coming 
> across very clearly to some people.   As head Numeric developer,  I'm 
> stating that **Numeric 24 is the last release that will be called 
> Numeric**.   New releases of Numeric will be called scipy.base. 
> 

I'm happy with the direction your taking to rejoin Numeric and Numarray. 
However, changing the name from Numeric to scipy.base may contribute to the 
confusion/concern.  Is it really necessary?

Steve
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