[Numpy-discussion] Status of Numeric

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Tue Jan 20 12:42:03 CST 2004

Peter J. Verveer writes:

> I was under the impression that Numarray was intended to be a
> replacement for
> Numeric, also as a building block for larger packages such as SciPy. Was
> Numarray not intended to be an "improved Numeric" in the first
> place? I chose
> to develop for Numarray rather than Numeric because of its
> improvements, under
> the assumption that eventually my code would also become available to the
> users of such packages as SciPy. (I wrote the nd_image extension
> that is now
> distributed with Numarray. I also contributed some improvements
> to RandomArray
> extension that are not in the Numeric version.)
It has been our intention to port scipy to use numarray soon.
This work has been delayed somewhat since our current focus is
on plotting. We do still intend to see that scipy works with


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