[Numpy-discussion] Adding the new polynomial/chebyshev modules.

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Mon Nov 16 19:44:12 EST 2009

Anne Archibald wrote:
> The reason numpy and scipy don't do this is largely historical -
> Numeric had a nearly flat namespace,

I know. Despite namespaces being "one honking great idea", it seems to 
have taken a while to catch on.

> Since spatial is new, though, it should be pretty good about not
> inflating your imports unnecessarily.

well, maybe -- it seems to import everything when you do an

import scipy.spatial

Since kdtree is about all that's there, it's not a big deal, but much 
like the polynomial namespace, if we envision a day when there may be 
all sorts of lovely spatial indexing options in there, maybe it 
shouldn't bring them all into the "spatial" namespace.


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