[Numpy-discussion] Removing scipy.stsci was [Re: [SciPy-dev] Deprecate chararray [was Plea for help]]
Thu Aug 20 18:43:27 CDT 2009
I agree with David's comments. In that theme I have removed
scipy.stsci from scipy. Users get it directly from us at STScI via
STSCI_PYTHON. It doesn't have any documentation in the doc system.
It isn't by default in the scipy namespace. And as a recent bug
report indicates they can't import it anyway.
That should clean some code up. If someday a generic image processing
library is added to scipy we can consider incorporating our modules
back into scipy. Until that time I would rather remove the
redundancy. It also help scipy's maintainability and frees me from
having to worry about a fork in the code developing.
Senior Systems Software Engineer
Space Telescope Science Institute
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Baltimore MD, 21218
On Aug 20, 2009, at 3:04 PM, David Cournapeau wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:32 AM, Christopher
> Hanley<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I agree those are not strong reasons without more backing. What
> worries me the most, in both numpy and scipy, is code that nobody
> knows about, without any test or documentation. When it breaks, we
> can't fix it. That's unsustainable in the long term, because it takes
> a lot of time that people could spend somewhere else more useful.
> Especially when you have C code which does not work on some platforms,
> with new version of python (python 3k port, for example).
> I much prefer removing code to having code that barely works and
> cannot be maintained. Old code that people are ready to maintain, I
> have nothing against.
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