[SciPy-dev] Re: [Numpy-discussion] adding a .M attribute to the array.

Pearu Peterson pearu at cens.ioc.ee
Mon Mar 18 14:31:51 CST 2002


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On 18 Mar 2002, Konrad Hinsen wrote:

> I see the main difference in distribution philosophy. NumPy is an
> add-on package to Python, which is in turn used by other add-on
> packages in a modular way. SciPy is rather a monolithic
> super-distribution for scientific users.
> 
> Personally I strongly favour the modular package approach, and in fact
> I haven't installed SciPy on my system for that reason, although I
> would be interested in some of its components.

Me too. In what I have contributed to SciPy, I have tried to follow this
modularity approach. Modularity is also important property from the
development point of view: it minimizes possible interference with
other unreleated modules and their bugs.

What I am trying to say here is that SciPy can (and should?, +1
from me) provide its components separately, though, currently only few of
its components seem to be available in that way without some changes.

Pearu




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