[Numpy-discussion] confusion on importing numpy

mark markbak@gmail....
Wed Aug 6 05:44:32 CDT 2008


I guess that makes sense on a certain level, but boy it is cumbersome
to explain to a class.
It pretty much defeats the whole purpose of doing from numpy import *.

Mark

On Aug 6, 12:03 pm, "Robert Kern" <robert.k...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 05:00, mark <mark...@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."
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