[Numpy-discussion] Numeric 24.0

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Wed Apr 6 15:09:51 EDT 2005

I'll echo  Fernando's comments.
On Apr 6, 2005, at 1:41 AM, Fernando Perez wrote:

> Travis Oliphant wrote:
>> Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon wrote:
>>> But SciPy has been moving away (e.g. by replacing functions by 
>>> methods).
>> Michiel, you seem to want to create this impression that "SciPy" is 
>> "moving away."  I'm not sure of your motivations.   But, since this 
>> is a public forum, I have to restate emphatically, that "SciPy" is 
>> not "moving away from Numeric."  It is all about bringing together 
>> the communities.  For the 5 years that scipy has been in development, 
>> it has always been about establishing a library of common routines 
>> that we could all share.   It has built on Numeric from the 
>> beginning.  Now, there is another "library" of routines that is 
>> developing around numarray.  It is this very real break that I'm 
>> trying to help fix.   I have no other "desire" to "move away" or 
>> "create a break"  or any other such notions that you seem to want to 
>> spread.
> FWIW, I think you (Travis) have been exceedingly clear in explaining 
> this process, and in pointing out how this is:
> a) NOT a further split, but rather the EXACT OPPOSITE (numarray users 
> will have a transition path back into a project which will provide the 
> best of the old Numeric, along with all the critical enhancements 
> which Perry, Todd et al. added to numarray).
> b) a way, via the array protocol, to provide third-party low-level 
> libraries an easy way to, AT THE C LEVEL, interact easily and 
> efficiently (without unnecessary copies) with numeri* arrays.

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