[Numpy-discussion] About NumPy description

Travis Oliphant oliphant@ee.byu....
Tue Apr 3 13:23:29 CDT 2007


Francesc Altet wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've seen the description of NumPy in the recent announcement (btw, good 
> work!) and I think it misses something important. To put this in context, let 
> me paste the description used for the latest announce:
>
> """
> NumPy is a Python extension that provides a multi-dimensional array and 
> basic mathematical processing to Python.  NumPy also provides foundation 
> for basic image and signal processing, linear algebra and Fourier 
> transforms, and random number generation.  NumPy also includes easy 
> integration with ctypes and Fortran allowing powerful extensions to be 
> written.
> """
>
> This is ok but I think it stresses a bit too much the mathematical side of 
> NumPy and doesn't mention the important field of application for the flexible 
> multi-dimensional data containers that it provides.

I agree wholeheartedly.   I would love to see a better description.   
Perhaps we can put one up that I can use whenever an announcement is 
made.    Anybody want to put one together?

-Travis



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