[SciPy-user] Inconsistent standard deviation and variance implementation in scipy vs. scipy.stats

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Thu Sep 25 08:12:56 CDT 2008


> 2008/9/24 Anne Archibald <peridot.faceted@gmail.com>:
>> How about (possibly in addition to your suggestion) deprecating the 
>> re-exporting of numpy functions inside scipy? People often seem to ask 
>> about whether they should be using the scipy "version" or the numpy 
>> "version" of some function, when in fact it's just a re-exporting of 
>> the name. 

On 9/25/2008 3:48 AM Stéfan van der Walt apparently wrote:
> I'm all in favour of that suggestion. 

I am not taking a strong position other than to say user
convenience should matter, but the following really seems
adequate to me:

     >>> help(sp.var)
     Help on function var in module numpy.core.fromnumeric:

Cheers,
Alan Isaac




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