[Numpy-discussion] [SciPy-user] NumPy in Teaching

Andrew Straw strawman@astraw....
Thu Mar 1 10:57:46 CST 2007

Perry Greenfield wrote:
> On Feb 28, 2007, at 7:32 PM, Joe Harrington wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>> I have taught Astronomical Data Analysis twice at Cornell using IDL,
>> and I will be teaching it next Fall at UCF using NumPy.  Though I've
>> been active here in the recent past, I'm actually not a regular NumPy
>> user myself yet (I used Numeric experimentally for about 6 months in
>> 1997), so I'm a bit nervous.  There isn't the kind of documentation
>> and how-to support for Numpy that there is for IDL, though our web
>> site is a start in that direction.  One thought I've had in making the
>> transition easier is to put up a syntax and function concordance,
>> similar to that available for MATLAB.  I thought this existed.  Maybe
>> Perry can point me to it.  Just adding a column to the MATLAB one
>> would be fine.
> I made one for IDL, but I don't recall one for matlab. If anyone has  
> done one, I sure would like to incorporate it into the tutorial I'm  
> revising if possible.
I believe the reference is to this: http://scipy.org/NumPy_for_Matlab_Users

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