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Re: Who maintains python-numeric



On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 02:32:58PM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 20:15 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > For quite some time Numeric's web page says:
> > 
> > *Development has ceased* for Numeric, and users should transisition to
> > NumPy as quickly as possible.
> > 
> > So numeric needs to be replaced by numby. The end result should be
> > numpy in core (to support pygtk) and perhaps a compat numeric package
> > in extras for applications that did not make the conversion (and which
> > the numeric/numarray/numpy developers therefore define as
> > "unmaintained"). 
> 
> Is there an ABI change in numby?  Could not a current package that uses
> python-numeric just recompile against numby w/out needing any changes?
> 

Yes and No. The old ABI still exists, but you need to transform a
couple of imports. There's a script in numpy doing that for you.
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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