[Numpy-discussion] Simple financial functions for NumPy

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Fri Apr 4 09:16:36 CDT 2008


Sebastian Haase wrote:
> Hi Travis,
> 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 just thought of one more thing that is probably swaying that 
mysterious "gut feel" :

NumPy is on the laptop in the OLPC project.   I want to give those kids 
access to simple financial calculations for learning about 
time-preference for money and the value of saving.

-Travis O.




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