[Numpy-discussion] Synonym standards
Colin J. Williams
Thu Jul 26 21:31:06 CDT 2012
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On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 4:45 PM, Colin J. Williams <email@example.com> wrote:
> It seems that these standards have been adopted, which is good:
> The following import conventions are used throughout the NumPy source and
> import numpy as np
> import matplotlib as mpl
> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
> Source: https://github.com/numpy/numpy/blob/master/doc/HOWTO_DOCUMENT.rst.txt
> Is there some similar standard for PyLab?
> Colin W.
Typically, with pylab mode of matplotlib, you do:
from pylab import *
This is essentially equivalent to:
from numpy import *
from matplotlib.pyplot import *
Note that the pylab "module" is actually a part of matplotlib and is a
shortcut to provide an environment that is very familiar to Matlab users.
Converts are then encouraged to use the imports you mentioned in order to
properly utilize python namespaces.
I hope that helps!
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