[Numpy-discussion] packaging scipy (was Re: Simple financial functions for NumPy)
Stéfan van der Walt
Mon Apr 7 11:22:28 CDT 2008
On 07/04/2008, Gael Varoquaux <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 05:20:47PM +0200, Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> > I agree, and I think we can come to some compromise -- maybe a
> > numpy.all namespace, that simply imports all the other subpackages.
> For the beginner, "from numpy.all import *" is more confusing than "from
> numpy import *" (which is already confusing).
> I know namespace are good things, but the beginner struggles with them.
> This is why I used the "import *" in my above examples.
You're only a beginner for a short while, and after that the lack of
namespaces really start to bite. I am all in favour of catering for
those who are busy learning numpy, but should we do that at the cost
of our advanced users?
There must be a way to make both groups happy -- any suggestions?
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