[Numpy-discussion] location of ma in maskedarray branch

Stefan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Wed Jan 23 02:05:52 CST 2008

Hi Matt

On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 10:37:29PM -0500, Matt Knox wrote:
> I noticed that the new masked array module resides in numpy/ma in the
> maskedarray branch as opposed to numpy/core/ma  like it does in the current
> trunk.  Was this intentional? Code that explicitly imports ma from the core
> subfolder will break from this change (like the __init__.py script for the ma
> subfolder in matplotlib for example).

Yes, the move was intentional and was discussed beforehand.  I may be
mistaken, but as far as I know numpy.core is not a public API, so code
should rather do

from numpy import ma

(that works with both the current trunk and the maskedarray branch).


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