[SciPy-dev] splinalg naming

Stefan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Tue Feb 19 15:43:04 CST 2008

Hi Nathan

On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 03:17:27PM -0600, Nathan Bell wrote:
> On Feb 19, 2008 1:47 PM, Stefan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I see the sparse linear algebra module is called scipy.splinalg.  Is
> > this naming preferred above scipy.sparse.linalg?
> There was a lengthy discussion about restructuring the sparse
> functionality here:
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.scientific.devel/7070/focus=7080

Thanks for the pointer.  I read the thread now, but it doesn't look as
if scipy.sparse.linalg was considered -- and I mention this in
relation to the recent post on scipy.sparse.eye etc.

I'm just curious as to the motivation behind the name (currently, it
looks like it is meant to distinguish between dense and sparse linear
algebra, but I suppose scipy.sparse.linalg would have done that as

The new structure looks good -- thanks for all the effort you put it!


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