[SciPy-dev] New name is *numpy*

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Jan 4 16:46:00 CST 2006

Travis Oliphant wrote:

> I'm almost done with numpy.  I'm trying to get tests to pass, right now...
> Focus on full scipy.  Especially, the __init__.py file.   Should we move 
> the Package Loader Class out of the numpy/__init__.py file or not? 
> I've split out old scipy.base into
> numpy.core
> numpy.lib
> but both namespaces will be in numpy
> so from numpy import xxx, yyy
> should work as a replacement for from scipy.base import ***
> In numpy I could just search and replace scipy->numpy,  but in full 
> scipy this will be a bit trickier I think.

One word of advice: a quick scan of the sources showed me several unqualified 
imports of the type

import mtrand

I think it would be a good idea to ban these altogether, in light of (as of 
yet unenforced) PEP 328:


I made that change in ipython a while back (import genutils -> from IPython 
import genutils) to future-proof myself and avoid possible clashes with the 
stdlib at some point.



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