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This is a center for all additional documentation to NumPy and SciPy. The main documentation can be found at

Numpy and Scipy are two independent packages, but from historical reasons, the documentation for both of them appears on this page. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of outdated documentation to predecessors (or older versions of NumPy) floating on the internet. If you are confused about the predecessors of NumPy, read a History_of_SciPy -- a summary of the events that led to SciPy and NumPy.

Note also that the NumPy/SciPy Documentation project is in progress! See (and help write) the improved docstrings.


NumPy is a standalone package that provides array manipulation tools for python.


The SciPy library is built to work with NumPy arrays, and provides many user-friendly and efficient numerical routines such as routines for numerical integration or optimization.


Other (mostly unofficial) documentation to NumPy and SciPy.

SciPy: Additional_Documentation (last edited 2015-10-24 17:48:25 by anonymous)