[SciPy-dev] Renaming scipy_core: winner is *numerix*
jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu
Tue Jan 3 15:26:49 CST 2006
>>>>> "Travis" == Travis Oliphant <oliphant.travis at ieee.org> writes:
Travis> There are a few other people using the name (OCaml
Travis> library, a financial company, etc.). There is also a
Travis> group of Python PETSci users who seem to want to create
Travis> their own numerical world rather than help make the one we
Travis> are trying to use better (read Phil Austin's post...).
Travis> But, it looks like that Python group is trying to rename
Travis> their stuff so I don't think it's a problem. Besides
Travis> numerix has been in use in matplotlib for at least a
Travis> couple of years, right?
Todd added numerix in matplotlib-0.51, according to the release notes
at http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/whats_new.html which was released
in March of 2004. It looks like the matplotlib use is the first in
the python world; a search of google groups for
with all the posts save the most recent one are clearly referring to
So as long as Perry and Todd are willing to give it up, and I gather
they are from Perry's comments, it doesn't look like anyone else can
rightfully claim the name.
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