[SciPy-dev] Generic polynomials class (was Re: Volunteer for Scipy Project)

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Tue Oct 6 14:53:03 CDT 2009

Noted!  If we ever get a ticketing system dedicated to packaging issues,
let's try to remember to turn this into a ticket. :-)


On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 12:59 PM, David Goldsmith <d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com>wrote:
>> Personally, I'd like to see NumPy "go back to" being the namespace for
>> ndarray and broadcasting, plus such objects' "most immediately necessary
>> and/or useful" accoutrement; of course, reaching an objective - or even a
>> consensus - definition of "most immediately necessary and/or useful" is
>> probably impossible, but IMO neither financial functions nor a polynomial
>> class qualify.  Certainly, it would be optimal if one didn't need to install
>> the whole SciPy package to use a polynomial object (or _any_ of SciPy's
>> distinct modules, for that matter) but even if/while that's not possible,
>> I'm still "+1" for putting these things in SciPy, not NumPy.
> Well, I'd go that way if there were an  "extras" package that was easy to
> get hold of and that consisted solely of python/cython modules for easy
> building/installation. Call it scipy-lite.  Most of numpy/lib could go into
> it and I'd be happy with that.
> <snip>
> Chuck
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