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

Pierre Barbier de Reuille Pierre.Barbier_de_Reuille at sophia.inria.fr
Tue Jul 18 14:32:36 CDT 2006

Sebastian Haase wrote:
> I'm using nd_image extensively. Considering that SciPy seem to install much 
> easier these days than I remember I would be just happy to put them in to 
> SciPy.  
Well, what is the content of nd_image and image, compared to scipy.ndimage ?
> Some numarray people prefer a transitional "special place". I remember that 
> there was a discussion maybe a year ago of making SciPy so modular that 
> (some?) sub-packages would be installable completely independent anyway - 
> that would be the best :-)
> -Sebastian Haase
> On Tuesday 18 July 2006 12:09, 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.
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