[SciPy-dev] linalg naming

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Thu Mar 16 14:53:31 CST 2006


Jonathan Taylor wrote:

> in the latest svn, things like numpy.linalg.inverse , 
> numpy.linalg.generalized_inverse, etc. have disappeared. i remember 
> there being an email about this
> in the past few days.
>
> are the old names supposed to still work? i see there is an old.py 
> module, i suppose the easy fix is just to import old as needed. only 
> this sort of breaks things like matplotlib that tried to be compatible
> with Numeric and numarray....
>
> is it too much to add
>
> from old import *


Of course this could be done.  But, we are trying to see if we can 
standardize the interface a bit better. 

Compatibility layers can easily include this command (which matplotlib 
now does).

>
> p.s. by the way, as this is a numpy issue, i don't know if this is the 
> right list to send this to -- is there a 

> numpy-dev? i didn't try too hard, but i couldn't find one.


numpy-discussion at lists.sourceforge.net

-Travis




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