[SciPy-User] Proposal for a new data analysis toolbox

Darren Dale dsdale24@gmail....
Mon Nov 22 11:45:04 CST 2010


On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Keith Goodman <kwgoodman@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 8:52 AM, Dave Hirschfeld
> <dave.hirschfeld@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Keith Goodman <kwgoodman <at> gmail.com> writes:
>>>
>>> NAME
>>>
>>> What should we call the package?
>>>
>>> Numa, numerical analysis with numpy arrays
>>> Dana, data analysis with numpy arrays
>>>
>>> import dana as da     (da=data analysis)
>>>
>>> ARE YOU CRAZY?
>>>
>>> If you read this far, you are crazy and would be a good fit for this project.
>>>
>>
>> Sounds like a useful toolbox. As it's focused on calculating various statistics
>> on arrays in the presence of NaNs I would find nanstats an informative (if
>> boring) name.
>
> I like the idea of narrowing the focus to NaNs. Then maybe we could
> drop the nan prefix from the function names. So std instead of nanstd.
> How about Nancy (NAN + CYthon)?

The devs could be known as nancy-boys. (sorry, I couldn't help myself.)


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