[Numpy-discussion] packaging scipy (was Re: Simple financial functions for NumPy)

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Wed Apr 9 18:11:58 CDT 2008


On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 4:57 PM, Jarrod Millman <millman@berkeley.edu> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Christopher Barker
> <Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> >  except that the beginner, nor anyone else, should ever use "import *"
> >  anyway!
>
> +1
>
> >  "Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!"
> >
> >  That's "more", not "fewer"
>
> Agreed.
>
> >  I really don't get the reluctance -- EVERY major package I've worked
> >  with has moved AWAY from "import *" (numpy, wxPython, matplotlib, ...).
> >  We should never, never, recommend it to beginners. Period. And it would
> >  be very nice to use a standard. I use "import numpy as N", but would be
> >  quite happy to use "np" or "nx", or anything else short that becomes a
> >  standard.
>
> Absolutely.  Let's please standardize on:
> import numpy as np
> import scipy as sp


import numpy.linalg as la ?

Chuck
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