[IPython-dev] Integrating pandas into pylab

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 09:43:10 EDT 2011

Thanks John,

On 26 October 2011 14:25, John Hunter <jdh2358 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If someone pursues this, I would not call it pylab, as this
> will just foster confusion.

I kind of agree with this, although it's a bit unfortunate, because I think
people already see pylab as a unified interface to scientific Python stuff.

I guess we should think about what else it might be called. Do we want the
name to refer to Python (as Pylab, Scipy, etc. do), or to sound more generic
(like matplotlib)? There's also a case to be made for a distinctive but
non-descriptive name (like Pandas, Python, R, Sage, and countless others).
Suggestions on postcards, please...

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