[SciPy-user] stats module accessibility

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Sep 27 11:44:17 CDT 2007


Alan G Isaac wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Anne Archibald apparently wrote:
>> You can't just do "import scipy" and access the subpackages, because 
>> that would mean that a bare "import scipy" had to recursively load all 
>> subpackages, which can be expensive many shared libraries 
>> to load, for example.
> 
> OK.  I guessed that would be the answer.
> 
>> This is standard behaviour for python packages. 
> 
> As I warned, it was a naive question.
> As a user, what I notice of course is that some
> subpackages are immediately available (e.g.,
> random and fft) and that others are not.

That's numpy, not scipy. numpy is just small enough for that to be feasible.

-- 
Robert Kern

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 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
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