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

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Tue Jul 18 14:34:46 CDT 2006

On Jul 18, 2006, at 3:22 PM, Travis Oliphant wrote:

> Robert Kern wrote:
>> 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.
> I think I like this idea as well.     I don't really want to grow  
> NumPy.
> But, I'm curious what the current numarray users think.
Our view, briefly, is that until it is easy to install scipy, or that  
scipy supports  modular installs, that we need one or the other to  
support our distributions. The first choice (bundling with numpy)  
would be more convenient for us, but is not necessary should they be  
available separately. So, in short, either is fine with us.


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