[Numpy-discussion] The future of Numpy

Paul Barrett Barrett at stsci.edu
Fri May 25 15:15:30 EDT 2001

Mark Esplin wrote:
> What is the plan for the future development of Numerical Python?  For
> example, will additional special functions be included in numpy, or is
> NumPy to be a building block for other applications?  I guess the big
> question is  "Will Numerical Python become a complete computing
> environment like Matlab or IDL?"
> There is an interesting series of article on Numerical Python by Eric
> Hagemann on O'Reilly network (www.oreillynet.com) where Eric Hagemann
> is using NumPy with other python modules as a computing environment
> more than as a software development framework.
> I think NumPy could become a lot like the development of linux.  Linux
> strictly speaking is only the operating system kernel.  However, a
> linux system has come to includes a whole set of packages that work
> together to make up a whole system.

See PEP 209: Multi-dimensional Arrays


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