[Numpy-discussion] min/max not exported in "from numpy import *"

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Thu Jun 29 12:30:15 CDT 2006


Zhang Le wrote:
>> I'm going to take a wild-ass guess and suggest that was a concious decision
>> by the authors.  Shadowing builtins is generally a no-no.  You just need to
>> be explicit instead of implicit:
>>
>>     from numpy import min, max
>>     
> I see. But why by default sum is exported? Is that a wise decision?
>   
Well, Numeric had the sum function long before Python introduced one.  
NumPy adopted Numeric's sum function as well. 

-Travis





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