[SciPy-dev] [matplotlib-devel] new scipy and numerix

Darren Dale dd55 at cornell.edu
Fri Oct 28 19:55:48 CDT 2005

On Friday 28 October 2005 2:49 pm, Travis Oliphant wrote:
> Darren Dale wrote:
> >I was wondering, has anyone looked into extending numerix to handle the
> > new scipy? All scipy tests now pass on my 32bit system, but there is some
> > incompatibility between new scipy and mpl. For example:
> >
> >from pylab import *
> >from scipy import *
> >plot(linspace(-1,1,100))
> >show()
> Which version of Numeric do you have?   Currently you need Numeric 24.0
> to use matplotlib with scipy.    Numeric 24.0 uses the array interface
> to convert scipy arrays.  If you do have the latest version.  What
> problems are you seeing?

Sorry, I didn't realize installing Numeric 24 would improve things. I just 
upgraded and the problem is gone.

> I think the array interface is a better way to go then the numerix
> approach.  John Hunter has indicated that he will eventually move to
> requiring newcore for matplotlib.  I would rather push that direction,
> then have a messy 3-way numerix maintenance.

Sounds good to me.


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