[SciPy-dev] Please vote on the names

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Wed Jan 4 08:56:43 CST 2006


On Wed, 4 Jan 2006, Prabhu Ramachandran apparently wrote: 
>  6. numpy   +0.5  (OK, but problems with history and 
>  thereby confusion for new  users?) 


I suspect *new* users will
- be no more confused than by a version change
- be more likely to find numpy because they are more likely 
  to have heard of it
- are more likely to understand from the name what it is

Some old Numeric users might be momentarily confused, but 
I doubt this is significant.

A Google search on numpy suggests the current status of 
things ... which favors numpy IMO.

Cheers,
Alan Isaac




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