[Numpy-discussion] packaging scipy (was Re: Simple financial functions for NumPy)
Jarrod Millman
millman@berkeley....
Wed Apr 9 17:57:41 CDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Christopher Barker
<Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> except that the beginner, nor anyone else, should ever use "import *"
> anyway!
+1
> "Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!"
>
> That's "more", not "fewer"
Agreed.
> I really don't get the reluctance -- EVERY major package I've worked
> with has moved AWAY from "import *" (numpy, wxPython, matplotlib, ...).
> We should never, never, recommend it to beginners. Period. And it would
> be very nice to use a standard. I use "import numpy as N", but would be
> quite happy to use "np" or "nx", or anything else short that becomes a
> standard.
Absolutely. Let's please standardize on:
import numpy as np
import scipy as sp
See:
http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/wiki/CodingStyleGuidelines
http://svn.scipy.org/svn/numpy/trunk/numpy/doc/example.py
It is slowly becoming a standard and I would strongly encourage
everyone to follow it.
Thanks for bringing this up!
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Jarrod Millman
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