numeric/numpy/numarray

Simon Percivall percivall at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 10:48:04 CEST 2006


Bryan wrote:
> hi,
>
> what is the difference among numeric, numpy and numarray?  i'm going to start
> using matplotlib soon and i'm not sure which one i should use.
>
>
> this page says, "Numarray is a re-implementation of an older Python array module
> called Numeric"
> http://www.stsci.edu/resources/software_hardware/numarray
>
> this page says, "NumPy derives from the old Numeric code base and can be used as
> a replacement for Numeric."
> http://numeric.scipy.org/
>
> i looked at the matplotlib examples today and if i remember correctly, the
> examples didn't use numarray.
>
> so i'm a bit confused.
>
> thanks,
>
> bryan

Look again at numeric.scipy.org, and this time: read the whole page,
especially the section called "Older Array Packages".




More information about the Python-list mailing list