[SciPy-dev] splinalg naming

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Thu Feb 21 14:32:42 CST 2008


On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 2:59 PM, Nathan Bell <wnbell@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Feb 19, 2008 3:43 PM, Stefan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
>
> > I'm just curious as to the motivation behind the name (currently, it
> > looks like it is meant to distinguish between dense and sparse linear
> > algebra, but I suppose scipy.sparse.linalg would have done that as
> > well).
>
> That's true.  I'm not married to the name splinalg, so I wouldn't
> object to a change.
>

It always takes me a moment to translate splin from "spline" to "sparse
linear". I think a more obvious name would be a good idea.

Chuck
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