(Last Modified: 21-Feb-97)

Numeric Python has been in many ways a product of the matrix-sig, a special interest mailing list devoted to designing the ultimate numeric extension to the Python programming language. Jim Hugunin, then a graduate student at MIT, did the original implementation. In 1998, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory agreed to take over the maintenance and distribution. They started from Hugunin's version as modified by Konrad Hinsen to improve the portability of the packages as dynamically-loadable modules. David Ascher, Harri Pasanen, and Konrad Hinsen have helped LLNL in making the package available under Windows and by supplying the automatic compilation technology.

Here are the original acknowledgements from Hugunin, before he was seduced by the Dark Side of the Java: