[SciPy-dev] Renaming scipy_core ???

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 17:32:52 CST 2006

On 1/1/06, Travis Oliphant <oliphant.travis at ieee.org> wrote:
> Thanks for the comments.  I think we should go ahead with the renaming.
> Yes, it will be a pain for a bit.  But, I agree that long term it's a
> good idea.  I don't want to explain the difference between full scipy
> and scipy_core anymore either...
> I don't think scipy should change its name.  The (full) scipy package
> will still be called scipy.
> Now, options are open for naming.  I've liked many of the suggestions so
> far.  Here are my votes.  The parenthesized names are other possibilities.
> sci (arrlab, scicore)/
>    __init__.py
>    ->numpy (ndarray, narray)/
>      __init__.py
>    ->f2py/
>    ->distutils/
>    ->weave/  ** see comments **
>    ->linalg/
>    ->fft/
>    ->random/

I would rather replace sci by numpy and then use ndarray in the package. Sci
doesn't tell me the these are array utilities. Neither does numpy, really,
but it has a history...

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