Since pylab's 'load' function has come up,
it may be worth mentioning that it overrides scipy's load function.
(And of course Numeric has its own 'load'.)
It may be a bad habit,
but I doubt I'm the only one who occasionally does
from scipy import *
from pylab import *
I would even claim that both encourage this ...
especially for new users. If that is correct,
and if scipy+pylab is a common pair (as I
believe it is), then perhaps ...