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

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Wed Nov 24 12:25:59 CST 2010


On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:22 AM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Keith Goodman <kwgoodman@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 11:56 PM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn
> > <dagss@student.matnat.uio.no> wrote:
> >> On 11/23/2010 10:17 PM, Keith Goodman wrote:
> >
> >> This feels like the kind of functionality that, once it is there, people
> >> might start to take for granted. In those cases I think finding a boring
> >> name is proper :-)
> >>
> >> So how about something boring under the scikits namespace.
> >> scikits.datautils, scikits.arraystats, ...
> >>
> >> If one wants to be cute, perhaps "scikits.missing", for functions that
> >> deal well with missing data (unless I misunderstand, I don't use NaN
> >> much myself).
> >>
> >> I guess "Missing" by itself would be rather un-Googlable :-)
> >
> > Cython is great. It is amazing how quickly (coding time and cpu time)
> > someone with no experience (me) can get code running. Thanks for all
> > your work.
> >
> > With that in mind, and to raise a few eyebrows, maybe we should rename
> > dsna to NumCy.
>
> Unless I am very much mistaken, it really has to be NanCy ...
>
>
Good one.

Chuck
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