[SciPy-dev] Re: [Numpy-discussion] Numeric3
Travis Oliphant
oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Mon Feb 7 23:11:59 CST 2005
> And NOT a matlab-like environment? Or is it trying to be both?
Very loosely a matlab or IDL-like environment. Nobody has really
defined what it means to be a MATLAB-like environment. The idea is
that someone could do what one can do in MATLAB or IDL, not write code
in exactly the same way. A MATLAB translator is an entirely different
project.
So, I'm not sure. There is no requirement that contributions "not be
classed based", or conform to some command in MATLAB.
Perhaps what you are referring to is the fact that
from scipy import *
makes a lot of command-like interaction possible. Is this seen as
MATLAB-like?
I guess right now, scipy is trying to bring lots of modules under a
common naming convention.
I think the goals of scipy are very much what people are talking about
here. SciPy ultimately becomes what its users and developers want it
to become. That is why I'm so unclear as to why we have not received
more support in its development --- even in the way of ideas as to how
to make it better --- until the great ideas that have been suggested on
this list recently.
-Travis
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