why not arrays?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Dec 16 18:15:10 CET 2004

"Scott David Daniels" <Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org> wrote in message 
news:41c1a169$1 at nntp0.pdx.net...
> We know of three implementations of arrays now: the "array" module,

This module for mutable linear homogeneous arrays is already included in 
Python since long ago.  It does not compete with the next two.

> the "numpy" implementation, and the "numarray" implementation.

Numpy is the original multidimensional array numerical computation package 
from about a decade ago.  As far as I know, it is no longer being 
supported/upgraded.  However, it is still used be other packages that 
people use.

Numarray is a newer package that I believe is intended to replace numpy and 
which has only recently reached perhaps the same level of stability.

(Updates welcome)

Terry J. Reedy

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