[SciPy-dev] Leaning toward numpy

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Jan 4 00:48:55 CST 2006


Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 
> Well, the naming game has got to end soon.  My semester starts soon and 
> I've got to get a release out.  I'm leaning toward numpy for several 
> reasons:
> 
> 1) It has history --- and therefore a web-domain name, and a sourceforge 
> site.  Googling for numpy already returns stuff about Python and numbers.
> 2) Currently both numarray and Numeric are under the sourceforge site, 
> numpy could go there without difficulty and lead out as a merger of the two.
> 3) We've been using the concept of numpy for a long time, but never the 
> namespace. 
> 
> I know it's not cool like naja would be, but it is descriptive and 
> carries with it marketing power already.   If you can come up with 
> arguments as to why numpy is a *terrible* choice, please send them in 
> *quickly*.

+1 on numpy (naja was almost a joke: I suck at this, and I don't really like 
'cute' names, as I said before).

We'll live, even if it's not as nice as numerix.  And any more of your time 
spent on this is time not spent coding: we don't want that :)

Best,

f




More information about the Scipy-dev mailing list