[Python-Dev] Fwd: summing a bunch of numbers (or "whatevers")
Sun, 20 Apr 2003 10:00:22 -0400
On Sun, Apr 20, 2003, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> __builtin__ is already too fat. math is for floats. operator is mostly
> for operators. Perhaps make a separate module for vector-to-scalar
> operations like min, max, product, average, moment, and dotproduct.
Call it "statistics". Yes, I've seen the comments about using add()/sum()
for strings, but I think numeric usage will be by far the most common.
I also think that max() and min() should be removed from the builtins.
Having a good, simple statistics library standard would be a Good Thing.
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