[Numpy-discussion] Re: Numpy-discussion digest, Vol 1 #808 - 2 msgs

Paul Magwene p.magwene at snet.net
Tue Jan 20 05:59:01 CST 2004

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> 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."

--Paul Magwene

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