numeric/numpy/numarray

Bryan belred at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 16:49:54 CEST 2006


Ben Sizer wrote:
> Bryan wrote:
> 
>> at the end of that page, it says:
>>
>> "Numarray is another implementation of an arrayobject for Python written after
>> Numeric and before NumPy. Sponsors of numarray have indicated they will be
>> moving to NumPy as soon as is feasible for them so that eventually numarray will
>> be phased out."
>>
>>
>> on the python wiki
>> "NumArray is the current reimplementation of NumPy."
>> http://wiki.python.org/moin/NumArray
>>
>> so, was Numarray written *before* NumPY, or was it a reimplementation of NumPy
>> which implies it came *after* NumPy?  it seems clear that Numeric is the old one
>> and i read is not being worked on anymore.  so that leaves Numarray and numpy.
>> which of these two should i use?
> 
> Bryan,
> 
> NumPy is the name of both an old package and a new package. I believe
> that NumArray came after the first incarnation, but that the new
> incarnation of NumPy is the most recent, and is probably the one you
> want.
> 

thanks ben,

i'll use NumPy then.  just wish it was clear and obvious which one to use so i 
wouldn't have had to ask this question here.

bryan




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