[Numpy-discussion] confusion on importing numpy

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Aug 6 05:03:20 CDT 2008


On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 05:00, mark <markbak@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello list. I am confused about importing numpy.
>
> When I do
>
> from numpy import *
>
> and I try the min function, I get the default Python min function.
>
> On the other hand, when I do
>
> import numpy as np
>
> and use the np.min function, I get the numpy min function (which is
> obviously what I want).
>
> I know, the latter is preferred, but the former is so dang easy to
> type.
> I always thought both imports work the same, but I am obviously wrong.
> What's the difference?

We specifically exclude those names which would override builtins.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco


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