[Numpy-discussion] Time for beta1 of NumPy 1.0

Sasha ndarray at mac.com
Fri Jun 30 13:42:33 EDT 2006

"In the good old days physicists repeated each other's experiments,
just to be sure. Today they stick to FORTRAN, so that they can share
each other's programs, bugs included."
     ---  Edsger W.Dijkstra, "How do we tell truths that might hurt?"
18 June 1975

I just miss the good old days ...

On 6/30/06, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/30/06, Sasha <ndarray at mac.com> wrote:
> > On 6/30/06, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > ...
> > > Besides, decent unit tests will catch these problems.  We all know
> > > that every scientific code in existence is unit tested to the smallest
> > > routine, so this shouldn't be a problem for anyone.
> >
> > Is this a joke? Did anyone ever measured the coverage of numpy
> > unittests? I would be surprized if it was more than 10%.
> Of course it's a joke.  So obviously one for anyone who knows the
> field, that the smiley shouldn't be needed (and yes, I despise
> background laughs on television, too).  Maybe a sad joke, given the
> realities of scientific computing, and maybe a poor joke, but at least
> an attempt at humor.
> Cheers,
> f

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