[Numpy-discussion] What to do about numarray extension modules?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Jul 18 14:09:56 CDT 2006


Travis Oliphant wrote:
> I'd like to get suggestions about what to do about the remaining 
> numarray extension modules that are not addressed in NumPy (convolve, 
> image, nd_image).   There will be people coming from numarray that will 
> be using these modules.
> 
> Of course, my opinion is that they should not have been placed in 
> Numarray to begin with as the fit better as modules in SciPy.
> 
> But, given the situation.  Should we bring them over to NumPy?  Or, 
> perhaps provide a small package that contain these modules separately?

I'm definitely -1 on putting them in numpy. numpy is large enough as it is. I'm 
-0 on making a standalone package. The time would be better spent on making sure 
that scipy subpackages can be downloaded, built and installed individually.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco





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