[Numpy-discussion] Re: [SciPy-user] Replacing Numeric With NumPy

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Tue Feb 7 11:12:08 CST 2006


Rich Shepard wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>
>> No need to do that. Numeric and NumPy (import numpy) can live happily
>> together. With versions of Numeric about 24.0, then can even share 
>> the same
>> data.
>
>
> Travis,
>
>   Are there advantages to having both on the system? I read the Numeric
> manual a couple of times, but haven't looked deeply at the division 
> between
> the two.


The only real advantage is to ease the transition burden.  Several 
third-party libraries have not converted yet, so to use those you still 
need Numeric.  

-Travis





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