[sf-lug] [PYCLASS] ANN: NumPy 1.2.0 (fwd)
asheesh at asheesh.org
Mon Sep 29 22:30:15 PDT 2008
Toward the end of class, we discussed other languages. You'll see that a
"scientific computing with Python" package just released a few days back
includes "tools for integrating Fortran code."
Python is not the only programming language, but if it can envelop all the
other languages, maybe it'll be okay. (-;
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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 23:09:01
From: Jarrod Millman <millman at berkeley.edu>
To: python-announce-list at python.org
Subject: ANN: NumPy 1.2.0
Reply-To: python-list at python.org
I'm pleased to announce the release of NumPy 1.2.0.
NumPy is the fundamental package needed for scientific computing with
Python. It contains:
* a powerful N-dimensional array object
* sophisticated (broadcasting) functions
* basic linear algebra functions
* basic Fourier transforms
* sophisticated random number capabilities
* tools for integrating Fortran code.
Besides it's obvious scientific uses, NumPy can also be used as an
efficient multi-dimensional container of generic data. Arbitrary
data-types can be defined. This allows NumPy to seamlessly and
speedily integrate with a wide-variety of databases.
This minor release comes almost four months after the 1.1.0
release. The major features of this release are a new
testing framework and huge amount of documentation work. It
also includes a some minor API breakage scheduled in the
Please note that NumPy 1.2.0 requires Python 2.4 or greater.
For information, please see the release notes:
You can download the release from here:
Thank you to everybody who contributed to this release.
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