[Numpy-discussion] Release of NumPy
Tue Apr 15 08:55:45 CDT 2008
As a developper for a community that's using massively the old numeric
maksed arrays (MA), I'll just add my 2 cents worth...
I think what's in the trunk right now (at least last week) is ok, the
new ma, with the oldnumeric.ma This allow to still be backward
compatible for a while and change our code slowly and even more slowly
prepare our users...
I'm strongly pushing to keep the numpy.oldnumeric.ma in the next release!
Alan G Isaac wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, Jarrod Millman apparently wrote:
>> However, when our current API is "broken" we should be
>> open to the possibility that in may need to be fixed.
>> Functions with anomalous interfaces seem like a good
>> example of candidates that would be worth modifying.
>> However, we need to consider whether the code is so widely
>> used that modifying it would unacceptable.
> What about objects with anomalous interfaces? E.g.,::
> >>> import numpy as np
> >>> x = np.mat('1 2;3 4')
> >>> x
> matrix([[1, 2]])
> Fixing this has been under discussion for the 1.1 release
> for some time now. To my recollection, no users of matrices
> objected, and the abstract objections from non-users
> subsided. It would be very disappointing for the
> possibility of fixing this to go away. The fix appears to
> be a very small change in __getitem__:
> Alan Isaac
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