Need more comments from scientific community on python-dev

David L Goldsmith David.L.Goldsmith at noaa.gov
Tue Oct 31 11:46:22 CST 2006


Perhaps you could please elaborate on what you regard as "the issue(s)" 
and "what's at stake"?  I'm still comparatively new (been using python 
and numpy circa 8-9 months), but so far I haven't encountered any 
problems I'd attribute to "Python's ... [in]ability to share 
ndarray-like information".  (The most vexing problems I've had have all 
been with matplotlib, its dual-mode API, and its rather clumsy and 
haphazard documentation.)  I'd like to be supportive, but not blindly-so.

DG

Travis Oliphant wrote:
> I'm recruiting more comments on python-dev regarding my two proposals 
> for improving Python's native ability to share ndarray-like information.
>
> There is a dearth of scientific-computing and number-crunching-aware 
> people on python-dev.  The result is that I sound like a lone voice 
> arguing for something that nobody cares about.  When, I don't think that 
> is true.  Please, please.  If you want Python to grow support for the 
> array interface (or something like it), then please speak up on 
> python-dev. 
>
> Even something as simple as I really see the need for a way to exchange 
> data-format information between two objects sharing the buffer protocol 
> can be helpful.
>
> You can post through the gmane newsgroup interface: 
>
> gmane.comp.python.devel
>
> Find any of the posts on the PEP's I've introduced.  Thanks for your help.
>
> -Travis
>
>
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