[Numpy-discussion] Release of SciPy Core 0.4 (Beta)

Paul F. Dubois paul at pfdubois.com
Sun Oct 2 23:23:34 CDT 2005


I was going to see if I could port MA. It is pure Python so shouldn't be 
too hard.

Tim Churches wrote:
> Travis Oliphant wrote:
> 
>>This is to announce the release of SciPy Core 0.4.X (beta)
>>
>>It is available at sourceforge which you can access by going to
>>
>>http://numeric.scipy.org
>>
>>Thanks to all who helped me with this release, especially
>>
>>Robert Kern
>>Pearu Peterson
>>
>>Now, let's start getting this stable....
> 
> 
> Great work, and we are much relieved that NumPy has a firm future
> (albeit under a different name).
> 
> However, can I ask if there are plans to add Masked Arrays to SciPy
> Core? If not, we'll have to stick with NumPy - missing values are
> ubiquitous in the biological sciences and any package which can't handle
> them isn't, to put it bluntly, of much use. We are happy to help test MA
> for SciPy Core, and our project (www.netepi.org) has over a thousand
> unit tests which give the basics of NumPy and MA a good work-out - so
> if/when we convert to SciPy Core the unit tests will be helpful. However
> we are not familiar enough with how SciPy Core differs from NumPy to
> help with the porting, I'm afraid.
> 
> Tim C
> 
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