[SciPy-dev] Leaning toward numpy
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
> 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
> 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
+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 :)
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