[Numpy-discussion] Integrating cephes with numpy

Pearu Peterson pearu at cens.ioc.ee
Thu Mar 6 02:21:15 EST 2003

On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon wrote:

> You probably all know Travis Oliphant's SpecialFuncs (previously called 
> cephes) module, which contains a large number of special functions. 
> Currently it is not easy to install this module, since SpecialFuncs 
> became a part of SciPy, which is great in itself but cannot be installed 
> easily as other parts of SciPy depend on a host of other packages. As 
> Scipy will get extended in the future, this problem will only get worse. 

Scipy subpackage 'special' can be installed standalone from scipy and all
its dependencies that are irrelevant for the special package (just cd to 
scipy/special and do 'python setup_special.py install').

So, there should be no need for looking for a new/another home for cephes
wrappers, especially because it would require double-maintaining
basically of the same code.


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