[Numpy-discussion] What to do about numarray extension modules?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Jul 18 14:09:56 CDT 2006

Travis Oliphant wrote:
> I'd like to get suggestions about what to do about the remaining 
> numarray extension modules that are not addressed in NumPy (convolve, 
> image, nd_image).   There will be people coming from numarray that will 
> be using these modules.
> Of course, my opinion is that they should not have been placed in 
> Numarray to begin with as the fit better as modules in SciPy.
> But, given the situation.  Should we bring them over to NumPy?  Or, 
> perhaps provide a small package that contain these modules separately?

I'm definitely -1 on putting them in numpy. numpy is large enough as it is. I'm 
-0 on making a standalone package. The time would be better spent on making sure 
that scipy subpackages can be downloaded, built and installed individually.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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