[Numpy-discussion] min/max not exported in "from numpy import *"

Zhang Le zhang.le.misc at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 11:23:28 EDT 2006

> I'm going to take a wild-ass guess and suggest that was a concious decision
> by the authors.  Shadowing builtins is generally a no-no.  You just need to
> be explicit instead of implicit:
>     from numpy import min, max
I see. But why by default sum is exported? Is that a wise decision?

In [1]: from numpy import *

In [2]: help sum
------> help(sum)
Help on function sum in module numpy.core.oldnumeric:

sum(x, axis=0, dtype=None)

Zhang Le

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