[Numpy-discussion] Not importing polynomial implementation functions by default

David Warde-Farley wardefar at iro.umontreal.ca
Sun Mar 13 00:57:02 EST 2011

On 2011-03-12, at 9:32 PM, Charles R Harris wrote:

> I'd like to change the polynomial package to only import the Classes, leaving the large number of implementation functions to be imported directly from the different modules if needed. I always regarded those functions as implementation helpers and kept them separate from the class so that others could use them to build their own classes if they desired. For most purposes I think the classes are more useful. So I think it was a mistake to import the functions by; default and I'm looking for a graceful and acceptable way out. Any suggestions.

I hope this wouldn't include polyfit, polyval, roots and vander at least (I'd also be -1 on removing poly{add,sub,mul,div,der,int}, but more weakly so). Those 4 seem useful and "basic" enough to leave in the default namespace. 


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