[SciPy-dev] Leaning toward numpy

Robert Cimrman cimrman3 at ntc.zcu.cz
Wed Jan 4 02:45:30 CST 2006

Fernando Perez wrote:
> Travis Oliphant wrote:
>>Hi everyone,
>>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 
> +1 on numpy (naja was almost a joke: I suck at this, and I don't really like 
> 'cute' names, as I said before).
> We'll live, even if it's not as nice as numerix.  And any more of your time 
> spent on this is time not spent coding: we don't want that :)
> Best,

+1 for numpy, and do not forget one can always use 'import numpy as 
numerix' :-)


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