[SciPy-dev] Scipy-dev Digest, Vol 26, Issue 47

Brendan Simons brendansimons at yahoo.ca
Sun Jan 1 00:21:31 CST 2006

Speaking as a newbie, I find the "import scipy (which?)" ambiguity  
confusing enough to be annoying.  I  can't think of any advantage of  
overlapping the namespaces.

I nominate sciarray or numsci as potential replacements.

Brendan Simons, Project Engineering
Stern Laboratories, Hamilton Ontario

On 31-Dec-05, at 7:08 PM, Travis wrote:

> I would like to hear some more opinions about this.  The one that is
> most convincing to me is that
> you can't tell if something comes from full scipy or scipy_core  
> just by
> looking at the import statement.
> That's an interesting concern.  I know, this would require quite a bit
> of re-factoring.  So, I'm not sure it is worth it.
> It might help with the image of scipy_core.
> We could call the scipy_core package scicore, or numcore, if that  
> is the
> only concern.  The biggest concern is that right now, a lot of the
> sub-package management system is builtin to scipy_core from the get- 
> go.
> That would have to be re-factored.  I'm not sure how easy that  
> would be.
> I'm ambivalent at this point, and mostly concerned with "moving  
> forward"
> and having people view scipy_core as relatively stable....
> -Travis

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