[Numpy-discussion] The array interface published
Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon
mdehoon at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Sun Apr 3 01:24:07 CST 2005
There are two questions that I have about the array interface:
1) To what degree will the new array interface look different to users of the
existing Numerical Python? If I were to install the new array interface on the
computer of a current Numerical Python user and I didn't tell them, would they
notice a difference?
2) To what degree is the new array interface compatible with Numerical Python
for the purpose of C extension modules? Do C extension modules need to be
modified in order to use the new array interface?
Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've updated the numeric web site and given special prominence to the
> array interface which I believe should be pushed. Numeric 24.0 will
> support it as will scipy.base (Numeric3). I hope that numarray will
> also support it in an upcoming release.
> Please read through the interface and feel free to comment. However,
> unless there is a glaring problem, I'm more interested that you feel
> free to start using the interface then that we debate it further.
> Scott has expressed interest in implementing a very basic Python-only
> implementation of an object exporting the interface. I suggest he and
> anyone else interested look at numarray for a starting point for a
> Python implementation, and Numeric for a C implementation.
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