[SciPy-dev] Renaming scipy_core ???
cimrman3 at ntc.zcu.cz
Mon Jan 2 04:35:39 CST 2006
John Hunter wrote:
>>>>>>"Travis" == Travis Oliphant <oliphant.travis at ieee.org> writes:
> Travis> We could call the scipy_core package scicore, or numcore,
> Travis> if that is the only concern. The biggest concern is that
> I've been happy with the name "numerix" in matplotlib. It is intended
> to connote "Numeric" in plural, eg numeric, numarray and (now) scipy
> core. Also, the import abbrev
> import numerix as nx
> is a good mnemonic and is less likely to clash with the local
> namespace than other popular historical choices
> import Numeric as N
> import scipy as s
> import pylab as p
> And lots of folks are using it already as an array-object interface.
> I've been happy in my own code with nx.mlab.mean, nx.arange, and so
I cannot resist to generate some more names :) I do often
import (numeric/scipy.base) as nm
which brings me to the idea to use directly the ultrashort 'nm' (or 'nx'!).
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