[Numpy-discussion] Newbie Question, Probability
Travis Oliphant
oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Thu Dec 21 15:10:37 CST 2006
Mark Janikas wrote:
> Thanks for all the input so far. The only thing that seems odd about
> the omission of probability or quantile functions in NumPy is that all
> the random number generators are present in RandomArray.
A big part of the issue is that getting many of those pdfs into NumPy
would require putting many special functions into NumPy (some of which
are actually coded in Fortran).
I much prefer to make SciPy an easy install for as many people as
possible and/or work on breaking up SciPy into modular components that
can be installed separately if needed. This was my original intention
--- to make NumPy as small as possible. It's current size is driven by
backwards compatibility, only.
-Travis
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