[Numpy-discussion] missing function in numpy.ma?

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Thu Apr 3 14:41:00 CDT 2008

Charles Doutriaux wrote:
> Travis, Pierre,
> Goood news what's in trunk right now seems to work great with our stuff, 
> I only had to replace numpy.core.ma.take with numpy.ma.take 
> (numpy.oldnumeric.ma.take didn't seem to work)
> So as soon as 1.0.5 is out, I'll start working toward using numpy.ma only.
> Also, I have one little request, i remember you said oldnumeric would be 
> gone in the next version. But our users will have hundreds (thousands?)  
> of script convert with "import numpy.oldnumeric.ma as MA" or "import 
> numpy.oldnumeric as Numeric"
> And although we're insisting and using numpy and numpy.ma right away, 
> i'm sure 99% of them will ignore this. So would be be horrible to leave 
> as shortcut (with a warning while loading probably, actually we could 
> have the warning already in numpy 1.0.5 ?) from numpy.oldnumeric back to 
> numpy ? same for oldnumeric.ma pointing back to numpy.ma. I realize it's 
> not really clean... At least it would be great to have the warning 
> raised in 1.0.5 that it will disappear in 1.1. Like that users might be 
> more inclined to start converting "cleaninly"
I'm pretty sure we will make a 1.0.X release that issues warnings prior 
to making a 1.1 release. 


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