[SciPy-user] what's wrong with radom.multivariate_normal

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Thu Dec 15 16:17:57 CST 2005

Robert Kern wrote:

>This gives me cause to raise this issue again: Let's stop trying to be clever
>about these imports. The linalg and fftpack packages in scipy_core are different
>from the linalg and fftpack packages in full scipy. I would greatly prefer that
>they be imported differently. If one only needs the linear algebra routines
>provided by scipy_core then one would import from scipy.basic.linalg (I still
>prefer the names scipy.corelinalg and scipy.corefft, but I can live with the
>basic package, too). Most people only need the routines in scipy.basic.linalg; I
>went through the full scipy package, and it appeared that no other package used
>anything from scipy.linalg that wasn't in scipy.basic.linalg.
>As a bonus, we solve the fragility of importing scipy.linalg and scipy.fftpack
>caused by our aliasing of the packages in scipy/__init__.py . Importing packages
>should never be fragile. Users shouldn't have to import packages in a special
>way just to get it to work.


Can you make these changes?   Pick the names you want...  I think the 
little experiment is bust and we should do as you say.


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