Numeric and numarray

John, What is your present thinking with respect to

    > timetable and strategy for dropping Numeric and numarray
    > support?

Sorry for the delay getting back -- I've been on vacation for a few
days and just returned.

I'm more or less ready to do it, pending Perry's comments. I'd like
to make sure his group is ready vis-a-vis Travis' comment, that as
long as they have numpy installed and the array interface they can use
mpl transparently with numarray.

When we are ready to do this, we have to coordinate the release with
the site-documentation, so we have a news flash and upgrade all the
numerix docs, tutorial, etc... We should also do one or two releases
with a numerix deprecation warning.