[Numpy-discussion] Hello and my first patch

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 10:34:13 CDT 2006

Greg Willden wrote:
> On 10/4/06, *Travis Oliphant* <oliphant at ee.byu.edu 
> <mailto:oliphant at ee.byu.edu>> wrote:
>     Great contribution.  Thanks a bunch.  I think this will probably go into
>     the scipy package, though.  There is already a lot of windows available
>     in the scipy.signal.window function.
> BTW.  Is there some sort of clear statement about what goes in Scipy 
> versus what goes in Numpy?  It's a bit confusing for this newbie.

IMO, I'd rather see this and similar functions go into scipy. New functions that 
apply semantics to arrays (in this case, treating them as time series), I think 
should go into scipy. New functions that treat arrays simply as arrays and are 
generally useful can probably go into numpy.

There's some grey area in this scheme, of course. New non-uniform random number 
generators might need to go into numpy, for now, simply due to technical 
reasons. Fleshing out the masked array and matrix classes would be similar, I 

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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