[SciPy-dev] Leaning toward numpy
cimrman3 at ntc.zcu.cz
Wed Jan 4 02:45:30 CST 2006
Fernando Perez wrote:
> Travis Oliphant wrote:
>>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 :)
+1 for numpy, and do not forget one can always use 'import numpy as
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