[Numpy-discussion] NumPy 1.2.0b2 released

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Mon Aug 18 19:11:26 CDT 2008

Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> 2008/8/18 Travis E. Oliphant <oliphant@enthought.com>:
>> I say go ahead including changing #1 and #4.  Let's leave 5 for the moment.
> I ran several benchmarks and made sure that these imports take a
> minimal amount of time.  Wouldn't we want users to have access with
> the doc framework without doing anything special?  And, yes, some of
> the documents are empty, but a number of them have already been
> written.
> I still think we are going about this the wrong way.  We have two
> different sets of expectations, and we can't satisfy both by ripping
> everything apart.  I'd much prefer two entry points into NumPy: one
> for people who need speed, and one for those who need the convenience
> of everything being at hand.
I think you are right Stefan.   It would be great to have another 
name-space that is lighter from which numpy imports.   But there is no 
reason to hold up these useful speed increases waiting for a better 


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