[Numpy-discussion] confusion on importing numpy
Wed Aug 6 16:00:52 CDT 2008
Thanks for the encouragement to try to dive deeper into namespaces,
but also thanks for the amin, amax suggestions.
On Aug 6, 8:21 pm, Eric Firing <efir...@hawaii.edu> wrote:
> mark 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?
> While I agree with the other posters that "import *" is not preferred,
> if you want to use it, the solution is to use amin and amax, which are
> provided precisely to avoid the conflict. Just as arange is a numpy
> analog of range, amin and amax are numpy analogs of min and max.
> > Thanks, Mark
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