May 26, 2018

The New Numeric Extension to Python

The fundamental package needed for scientific computing with Python is called NumPy. This package 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.

NumPy derives from the old Numeric code base and can be used as a replacement for Numeric. It also adds the features introduced by numarray and can also be used to replace numarray.

Note Development for Numeric has ceased, and users should transisition to NumPy as quickly as possible.

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