[Numpy-discussion] Simple financial functions for NumPy
Fri Apr 4 08:58:39 CDT 2008
This sounds of course very interesting, but could you elaborate on the
reasoning why this should not rather be "only" in SciPy !?
I thought many people think that numpy was already too crowded and
should concentrate mostly on being a basic array handling facility.
I'm sure you have a good reason for putting these into numpy. Do you
have a list of the new functions ? Wiki page ?
And once more, thanks for all your great work on numpy. I'm now even
trying to make a career out of using numpy for microscopy image
- Sebastian Haase
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Travis E. Oliphant
> Hi all,
> Last night I put together some simple financial functions based on the
> basic ones available in Excel (and on a financial calculator). It seems
> to me that NumPy ought to have these basic functions.
> There may be some disagreement about what to call them and what the
> interface should be. I've stuck with the Excel standard names and
> functionality because most of the people that will use these in the
> future, I expect will have seen them from Excel and it minimizes the
> impedance mismatch to have them be similarly named. The interface is
> also similar to the IMSL libraries.
> However, if clearly better interfaces can be discovered, then we could
> change it. For now, the functions are not imported into the numpy
> namespace but live in
> I could see a future scipy module containing much, much more.
> Comments and improvement suggestions welcome. We are a week away from
> release of NumPy 1.0.5, and hopefully we can agree before then.
> Best regards,
> -Travis O.
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