[SciPy-dev] Renaming scipy_core ???

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Mon Jan 2 15:21:54 CST 2006

numerix is also my favorite (and not just because we coined it; I 
wished I
had thought of it in place of numarray; at least it is now available 
for the next incarnation).


On Jan 1, 2006, at 11:43 PM, John Hunter wrote:

>>>>>> "Travis" == Travis Oliphant <oliphant.travis at ieee.org> writes:
>     Travis> We could call the scipy_core package scicore, or numcore,
>     Travis> if that is the only concern.  The biggest concern is that
> I've been happy with the name "numerix" in matplotlib.  It is intended
> to connote "Numeric" in plural, eg numeric, numarray and (now) scipy
> core.  Also, the import abbrev
>   import numerix as nx
> is a good mnemonic and is less likely to clash with the local
> namespace than other popular historical choices
>   import Numeric as N
>   import scipy as s
>   import pylab as p
> And lots of folks are using it already as an array-object interface.
> I've been happy in my own code with nx.mlab.mean, nx.arange, and so
> forth....
> It appears to me that scipy core is for the most part more Numeric and
> less scipy, in that is has most of what Numeric/numarray offered but
> does not have the bulk of scipy.  Thus a name like numerix may better
> reflect what the package offers: a core array object with benefits.
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