[Numpy-discussion] Using 2-D arrays in Numeric Python (numpy)

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Oct 13 14:48:55 CDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 13:36, Linda Seltzer
<lseltzer@alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:
> Christopher Barker wrote:
>> No matter how you slice it, you're going to need to learn a bit about
>> computer programming in general, and python in particular, in order to
>> be productive with numpy.

There is no moderator. I may be the closest to such a thing, but I
have no intention of silencing anyone at this point in time.

> I deserve not to be insulted in front of the professional community with
> personal slurs such as this.

These are not such. They may be blunt or assume too much, but the
proper response is a plain correction, not a call to a moderator to
silence someone. You have been initially treated with respect, and we
tried to answer your technical questions the best we could, but our
patience is rapidly thinning. You took purely technical responses as
personal insults where nothing of the kind was intended. And now we
are lost in the non-technical weeds of accusation and

Whether you believe it or not, this mailing list is about as good as
it gets when it comes to lists for open source software (and you have
received a far gentler treatment given your behavior than you would
have elsewhere), but the medium of email has its limitations. It is
not the subtlest form of communication. Messages may seem blunter than
you might think is appropriate. That's just the way email is, so you
have to give the other person the benefit of the doubt and assume that
they did not intend to offend you. By participating in this list, we
have all implicitly agreed to this rule. If you can not or will not do
the same, then it seems clear to me that further participation on the
list on your part will not serve your interests, much less ours.

Robert Kern

"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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