[SciPy-dev] ANN: NumPy/SciPy Documentation Marathon 2008
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>> 1) Assume 'from numpy import *'
>>> 2) Assume 'import numpy'ï»¿ï»¿
>>> 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.
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