[Numpy-discussion] Re: Numpy-discussion digest, Vol 1 #808 - 2 msgs
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Tue Jan 20 05:59:01 CST 2004
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 14:32:51 -0600
> From: Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu>
> To: numpy-discussion at lists.sourceforge.net, python-list at python.org
> Subject: [Numpy-discussion] Status of Numeric
> The purpose of this email is to assess the attitude of the community
> regarding how these changes to Numeric should be accomplished.
> These are the two options we can see:
> * freeze old Numeric 23.x and make all changes to Numeric 24.x still
> keeping Numeric separate from SciPy
> * freeze old Numeric 23.x and subsume Numeric into SciPy essentially
> creating a new SciPy arrayobject that is fast and lightweight. Anybody
> wanting this new array object would get it by installing scipy_base.
> Numeric would never change in the future but the array in scipy_base would.
My preference would be for option #1 -- continue further development of
Numeric as a separate package with new improvements going into the 24.x
series. It's my experience that when projects get subsumed, additional
requirements tend to creep in, even if they're not actually "required."
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