[SciPy-dev] Renaming scipy_core ???
schofield at ftw.at
Mon Jan 2 08:11:55 CST 2006
On 02/01/2006, at 4:43 AM, John Hunter wrote:
> 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
> It appears to me that scipy core is for the most part more Numeric and
> less scipy, in that is has most of what Numeric/numarray offered but
> does not have the bulk of scipy. Thus a name like numerix may better
> reflect what the package offers: a core array object with benefits.
I like this. The x in 'numerix' connotes a kind of genericity, as if
all other array packages are just splinters off it.
+1 on numerix
I also had scary dreams last night about the name 'scicore'. So I'll
withdraw my previous vote:
-1 on scicore
How about 'sciarray'? It fits in well with 'scipy' and sounds like a
more full-featured version of numarray. It also seems that
'sciarray.org' is free, no?!
Arguing about the new name is fun, and much easier than real work. I
think we should change it twice a year.
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