[Numpy-discussion] Numeric3 status

konrad.hinsen at laposte.net konrad.hinsen at laposte.net
Thu Feb 3 05:14:37 EST 2005

On 03.02.2005, at 13:19, Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon wrote:

> I use Numeric's LinearAlgebra and RandomArray quite a lot and I will  
> really miss these if they are absent in Numeric 30.0. While it is true  
> that these can be provided by SciPy, the drawback is that SciPy is  
> harder to install. Since linear algebra, random numbers, and possibly  
> FFTs are such

I agree completely. In addition, there is compatibilty: lots of code  
out there uses the FFT and LinearAlgebra interfaces that have been part  
of Numeric for many years. numarray has them as well (it just requires  
a change in the import statements).

While I like many aspects of your Numeric 3.0 project, I fear that it  
will just create a third nearly-but-not-fully-compatible choice for an  
array module.

Konrad Hinsen
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