[Numpy-discussion] Co-existing Numeric and numpy?

Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve rwgk@yahoo....
Fri Oct 3 14:36:30 CDT 2008

Thank you very much for the information!
There are weird but important reasons why we are stuck with Numeric 24.2 for the
foreseeable future. It is extremely valuable that you provide a smooth upgrade

----- Original Message ----
From: Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker@noaa.gov>
To: Discussion of Numerical Python <numpy-discussion@scipy.org>
Sent: Friday, October 3, 2008 12:12:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Numpy-discussion] Co-existing Numeric and numpy?

Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve wrote:
> We have some older 3rd party packages that require Numeric (24.2), but like to also use newer
> 3rd party packages that require a recent numpy. Can Numeric and numpy co-exist in the same
> process? -- I'm mainly worried about clashes at the C API level.

nope, there are no problems. In fact, converting between the two arrays 
types with asarray() works very efficiently.

I sure wish everyone would make the transition, though.


Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

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