[SciPy-dev] Renaming scipy_core ???

Robert Cimrman 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
> forth....

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'!).

r.




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