[SciPy-dev] ANN: NumPy/SciPy Documentation Marathon 2008

Pearu Peterson pearu@cens.ioc...
Sun May 18 11:50:31 CDT 2008


On Sun, May 18, 2008 7:12 pm, Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> 2008/5/18 Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>>
>>> 1) Assume 'from numpy import *'
>>> 2) Assume 'import numpy'
>>> 3) Assume 'import numpy as np'
>>
>> Strong vote against 1), for 3).  I think we'll end up just having to
>> retrain people out of import * later, as did wx and others.
>
> I'm also not in favour of 1; we don't want to encourage people to do
> "from numpy import *" -- ever.  The argument against 3 is that many
> (some?) people use different shorthand forms for numpy.  If we simply
> rely on 'numpy' being called 'numpy', no one gets confused.  Even so,
> I'd be ok with either 'numpy' or 'np' ('np' has the additional [and
> maybe obvious] advantage of being a lot shorter).

+1 for 2. numpy is not that long.

Pearu



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