help: confused about python flavors....

amar Singh jagteraho2006 at
Wed Mar 7 18:16:27 CET 2012

On Mar 7, 9:41 am, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfr... at> wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Mar 2012 20:06:37 -0800 (PST), amar Singh
> <jagteraho2... at> declaimed the following in
> gmane.comp.python.general:
> > Hi,
> > I am confused between plain python, numpy, scipy, pylab, matplotlib.
> > I have high familiarity with matlab, but the computer I use does not
> > have it. So moving to python.
> > What should I use? and the best way to use it. I will be running
> > matlab-like scripts sometimes on the shell prompt and sometimes on the
> > command line.
>         If Matlab compatibility is a high constraint, I'll speak heresy and
> suggest you might look at Octave
>         Python is stand-alone programming/scripting language. Numpy is an
> extension package adding array/matrix math operations but the syntax
> won't be a direct match to Matlab; Scipy is an extension package that,
> well, extends Numpy. Matplotlib is a separate package for graphical
> plotting of array data. {simplistic explanation}
> --
>         Wulfraed                 Dennis Lee Bieber         AF6VN
>         wlfr... at    HTTP://

Thanks everyone for helping me on this.

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