On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, Travis Oliphant wrote:

Just for clarification: Is this scipy_core or Numeric3 that you're working on? Or are they the same?

The idea was merge tools from scipy_core (that basically contains scipy_distutils and scipy_base) to Numeric3. The features of scipy_distutils have been stated in previous messages, some of these features will be used to build Numeric3. scipy_base contains enhancements to Numeric (now to be natural part of Numeric3) plus few useful python modules. Which scipy_core modules exactly should be included to Numeric3 or left out of it, depends on how crusial are they for building/maintaining Numeric3 and whether they are useful in general for Numeric3 users. This is completely open for discussion. No part of scipy_core should be blindly copied to Numeric3 project.

My understanding is that scipy_core and Numeric3 are the same thing. I'm using the terminology Numeric3 in emails to avoid confusion, but I would rather see one package emerge from this like scipy_core. I would prefer not to have a "Numeric3" package and a separate "scipy_core" package, unless there is a good reason to have two packages.

In that case ndarray object and ufunc codes should go under scipy.base. We can postpone this move until scipy.distutils is ready. And if I understand you correctly then from scipy.base import * will replace from Numeric import * or from numarray import * roughly speaking. Pearu