[Numpy-discussion] Numeric3 status

Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon mdehoon at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Thu Feb 3 04:22:18 CST 2005


Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Besides this, Numeric 30.0 will not include any FFT's, LinearAlgebra,  
> or Random Numbers (these are all provided much more proficiently by 
> SciPy).

I use Numeric's LinearAlgebra and RandomArray quite a lot and I will 
really miss these if they are absent in Numeric 30.0. While it is true 
that these can be provided by SciPy, the drawback is that SciPy is 
harder to install. Since linear algebra, random numbers, and possibly 
FFTs are such basic numerical routines, I think they should be included 
in a Numeric instead of requiring users to download and install both 
Numeric and SciPy. Especially for new users, that may be a bridge too far.

--Michiel.




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