[Numpy-discussion] Proposal for changing the names of inverse trigonometrical/hyperbolic functions
Joris De Ridder
Tue Nov 25 11:04:19 CST 2008
On 24 Nov 2008, at 19:45 , Francesc Alted wrote:
> standards in computer science. For example, where Python writes:
> asin, acos, atan, asinh, acosh, atanh
> NumPy choose:
> arcsin, arccos, arctan, arcsinh, arccosh, arctanh
> So, IMHO, I think it would be better to rename the inverse
> functions from ``arc*`` to ``a*`` prefix.
The current slightly deviating (and in fact more clear) naming
convention of Numpy is IMO not even remotely enough reason to break
Adding honey by introducing a transition period with a deprecation
warning postpones but doesn't avoid breaking the API.
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