[SciPy-dev] New name is *numpy*

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Wed Jan 4 10:49:46 CST 2006

Thank you for all the great ideas regarding a new name.  There were some 
very clever ones.  In the end practicality beat out purity and numpy 
will be the new name.  With all the history behind the name (yet no 
namespace usage) it seems the perfect candidate.  Yes, there are reasons 
against it, but in the end it's just a name.  I think Fernando said it 
best: "We'll get used to it..."

There is a new name for the repository:


I did a dump and load operation so the new repository contains all the 
old history.  I will delete the scipy_core repository as soon as the 
trac pages are set up.

Note that the new repository still needs to do the name changes (these 
are happening on the branches/numpy branch so the trunk will be usable 
during the change).  I will work very hard to make the name changes 
quickly, but it may take several hours to a full day.  I think this will 
push our release day out a bit...

If you run into permissions difficulties on the new svn repo, let me 
know.  Everybody who had access should still have access... If you still 
need access, send me a username...  If I know who you are, I'll set you 
up immediately :-)  otherwise I may need some persuading :-)


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