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

Keith Goodman kwgoodman@gmail....
Tue Nov 23 15:17:58 CST 2010


On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Sebastian Haase <seb.haase@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 8:23 PM, Keith Goodman <kwgoodman@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 7:35 AM, Keith Goodman <kwgoodman@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This thread started on the numpy list:
>>> http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/numpy-discussion/2010-November/053958.html
>>
>> Based on the feedback I got on the scipy and numpy lists, I expanded
>> the focus of the Nanny project from A to B, where
>>
>> A = Faster, drop-in replacement of the NaN functions in Numpy and Scipy
>> B = Fast, NaN-aware descriptive statistics of NumPy arrays
>>
>> I also renamed the project from Nanny to dsna (descriptive statistics
>> of numpy arrays) and dropped the nan prefix from all function names
>> (the package is simpler if all functions are NaN aware). A description
>> of the project can be found in the readme file here:
>>
>> http://github.com/kwgoodman/dsna
>
> Nanny did have the advantage of being "catchy" - and easy to remember... !
> no chance of remembering a 4 ("random") letter sequence....
> If you want to change the name, I suggest including the idea of
> speed/cython/.. or so -- wasn't that the original idea ....

I couldn't come up with anything. I actually named the project STAT
but then couldn't import ipython because python has a stat module.
Ugh. I'd like a better name so I am open to suggestions. Even an
unrelated word would be good, you know, like Maple.


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