[SciPy-user] Inconsistent standard deviation and variance implementation in scipy vs. scipy.stats

Jarrod Millman millman@berkeley....
Thu Sep 25 14:51:50 CDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 12:50 AM, Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za> wrote:
> 2008/9/25 David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>:
>> I suggested some time ago to deprecate scipy.stats current signature
>> for 0.7, and set the new one in 0.8. If that's fine with you, we could
>> do that. I don't feel confortable changing a function in scipy.stats
>> (because it is not "my" module), but OTOH, nobody reacted last time we
>> had this discussion, so maybe we should just do it.
> Yes, do it.  If someone complains, that's why we have SVN.  The SciPy
> API is not (and cannot be) frozen -- it is still too immature, so
> let's get it up to scratch ASAP.

I also don't think it is absolutely necessary to have a deprecation
release.  The code is officially labeled beta and is currently not
regularly released.

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