[SciPy-dev] Re: [Numpy-discussion] Trying out Numeric3

Pearu Peterson pearu at scipy.org
Mon Mar 28 14:47:13 EST 2005

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, Travis Oliphant wrote:

>>> Just for clarification: Is this scipy_core or Numeric3 that you're working 
>>> on? Or are they the same?
>> The idea was merge tools from scipy_core (that basically contains 
>> scipy_distutils and scipy_base) to Numeric3. The features of 
>> scipy_distutils have been stated in previous messages, some of these 
>> features will be used to build Numeric3. scipy_base contains enhancements 
>> to Numeric (now to be natural part of Numeric3) plus few useful python 
>> modules. Which scipy_core modules exactly should be included to Numeric3 or 
>> left out of it, depends on how crusial are they for building/maintaining 
>> Numeric3 and whether they are useful in general for Numeric3 users. This is 
>> completely open for discussion. No part of scipy_core should be blindly 
>> copied to Numeric3 project.
> My understanding is that scipy_core and Numeric3 are the same thing.  I'm 
> using the terminology Numeric3 in emails to avoid confusion, but I would 
> rather see one package emerge from this like scipy_core.  I would prefer not 
> to have a "Numeric3" package and a separate "scipy_core" package, unless 
> there is a good reason to have two packages.

In that case ndarray object and ufunc codes should go under scipy.base.
We can postpone this move until scipy.distutils is ready.

And if I understand you correctly then

  from scipy.base import *

will replace

  from Numeric import *


  from numarray import *

roughly speaking.


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