[SciPy-user] from scipy import * -- was: [Scipy-tickets] #635: update the old scipy tutorial and re-release it

Jarrod Millman millman@berkeley....
Sun Dec 7 15:57:58 CST 2008

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 1:49 PM, Sebastian Haase <haase@msg.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Isn't the official guideline always "don't use  >>> from ... import *  " ?
> Why are tutorial often written with  introducing sentences like this:
> """Throughout this tutorial it is assumed that the user has imported
> all of the names defined in the SciPy top-level namespace using the
> command
>    >>> from scipy import *
> """

Yes, it should (and will) be changed to:
  import scipy as sp

The text was converted from the old guide and it needs to be cleaned
up and improved.  Please feel free to update it.  The more people who
contribute the faster it will get done.


Jarrod Millman
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