[SciPy-dev] Leaning toward numpy
eric at enthought.com
Wed Jan 4 00:59:21 CST 2006
I'm for one of the following names:
The benefit of the second is that typing singular_value_decomposition()
would seem charmingly short.
multi_dimensional_array Travis Oliphant wrote:
>Well, the naming game has got to end soon. My semester starts soon and
>I've got to get a release out. I'm leaning toward numpy for several
>1) It has history --- and therefore a web-domain name, and a sourceforge
>site. Googling for numpy already returns stuff about Python and numbers.
>2) Currently both numarray and Numeric are under the sourceforge site,
>numpy could go there without difficulty and lead out as a merger of the two.
>3) We've been using the concept of numpy for a long time, but never the
>I know it's not cool like naja would be, but it is descriptive and
>carries with it marketing power already. If you can come up with
>arguments as to why numpy is a *terrible* choice, please send them in
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