[Numpy-discussion] The Low-down on numpy/scipy?

Bill Baxter wbaxter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 17:48:04 CST 2006


I see the numeric.scipy.org page has been updated.  Looks much less
confusing now.  Great.

One point that I think might still be slightly confusing is that scipy_core
was never intending to replace functionality in scipy at all.  Is that
right?  I wasn't sure for a while there whether "scipy_core is now NumPy"
meant that SciPy functionality had been subsumed into NumPy.

--bb

On 1/17/06, Bill Baxter <wbaxter at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Ok.  Thanks for trying to clear this up.
>
> Top hit on a google for numpy is here: http://numeric.scipy.org/
>
> In the text it says that "the new scipy used to be called scipy core but
> not anymore".  However, right below that in big bold letters it says "New
> Features of SciPy Core".  Then the page goes on to consistently refer to it
> as scipy core, despite that apparently no longer being the name.  So it's
> easy to miss that the name has changed.
>
> Also the only file download link on that page is for the sourceforge site http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1369&package_id=175103
>
> Which has downloads for NumPy, but also has a prominent news item
> announcing the release of scipy_core.  The presence of the news release
> there led me to belive that the download for scipy_core would also be
> located there.
>
> So it would be helpful if the numeric.scipy.org page had a link for
> downloading scipy.  The links to the scipy_core presentations just make it
> seem all the more like you should be able to download scipy_core from there.
>
>
> This page: http://new.scipy.org/Wiki/Download could perhaps mention that
> the SciPy they are offering is the package formerly known as scipy_core, to
> additionally eliminate confusion.
>
> There was another page I was able to get to previously, perhaps
> www.scipy.org, but it's not responding now.  Anyway, there was one scipy
> page that said basically "information on these pages may be out of date,
> there's something new afoot" but I don't seem to recall any handy link
> taking me directly to the proper downloads.  Or maybe I was still thinking I
> was looking for something called scipy_core, rather than scipy.
>
> Hope that information can help you make the web pages clearer.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> --Bill
>
>
> On 1/17/06, Sasha < ndarray at mac.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 1/16/06, Travis Oliphant < oliphant.travis at ieee.org> wrote:
> > > For scipy,  go to http://new.scipy.org ...
> >
> > That should be http://new.scipy.org/Wiki
> >
> > -- sasha
> >
>
>
>
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