[SciPy-dev] Standard deviations

Paul Barrett pebarrett at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 07:28:01 CST 2005


On 11/29/05, Chris Fonnesbeck <fonnesbeck at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 11/29/05, Paul Barrett <pebarrett at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'd like to see more explicit method names. At first sight, 'a.var' and
> > 'a.std' don't mean much to me, whereas 'a.variance' and 'a.standard_dev'do.
> >
>
> I think it is meant to follow Matlab conventions, so they are familiar to
> some.
>

First, I believe the "Zen of Python" says "Explicit is better than
implicit."  And second, scipy isn't matlab, unless we start charging money
for it. :-)

 -- Paul

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Paul Barrett, PhD                   Johns Hopkins University
Assoc. Research Scientist     Dept of Physics and Astronomy
Phone: 410-516-5190            Baltimore, MD 21218
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