[SciPy-user] New name for Scipy Core is NumPy
oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Thu Jan 5 04:39:05 CST 2006
There has been a fast-paced discussion on the scipy-dev list which
resulted in the renaming of the scipy_core package to numpy in
preparation for the 0.9. 2 (nearing stable 1.0 release).
You now need to get numpy out of svn:
svn co http://svn.scipy.org/svn/numpy/trunk numpy
and build it before building scipy (numpy replaces scipy_core)
Also, you must explicitly call scipy.pkgload() if you want to load the
scipy namespace with the numpy names (and the scipy sub-package names).
Otherwise, scipy acts more like a library (you have to explicitly import
This new packaging structure makes things much nicer for .eggs and
should mean a more stable platform in the long run. The only big
porting effort is to use replace scipy.base with numpy and/or
An actual release of numpy and scipy will follow.
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