[Numpy-discussion] Remove support for numeric and numarray in 1.8

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Mon Jan 7 10:22:51 CST 2013

On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 9:15 PM, Raul Cota <raul@virtualmaterials.com> wrote:

>  I realize we may be a minority but it would be very nice if support for
> numeric could be kept for a few more versions. We don't have any particular
> needs for numarray.
> We just under went through an extremely long and painful process to
> upgrade our software from Numeric to numpy and everything hinges on the
> "oldnumeric" stuff. This was the classical 80-20 scenario where we got most
> of the stuff to work in a just a few days and then we had to revisit
> several areas of our software to iron out all the bugs and subtle but
> meaningful differences between numpy and Numeric. The last round of work
> was related to speed. We still have not released the upgrade to our
> costumers therefore we expect still a few more bugs to surface.
> Bottom line, we are still about one or two years away from changing all
> our imports to numpy. Yes, I know, we move fairly slowly but that is our
> reality.
Good to know. Have you tested oldnumeric in the upcoming 1.7 release?

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