[Numpy-discussion] packaging scipy (was Re: Simple financial functions for NumPy)
Mon Apr 7 13:29:41 CDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Bruce Southey <email@example.com> wrote:
> I think that splitting the NumPy namespace should not happen within a
> major release series because it would cause too many breakages. Rather
> it should be in a forthcoming release like the 2.0 series where it may
> be very feasible to have a true core functionality (NumPy), extended
> functionality (SciPy) and specific applications (Scikits). At the same
> time, Python 3K would be fully supported because it will break lots of
I would prefer not to do it at all. We've just gotten people moved
over from Numeric; I'd hate to break their trust again.
> It is really nice to think about having NumPy Core, NumPy Full,
> NumPyKits, SciPy Core, SciPy Full and SciPyKits.
Really? It gives me the shivers, frankly.
"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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