Official abbreviation for: import scipy as sp/sc
I've seen both:
import scipy as sp
import scipy as sc
Is there an official preference listed anywhere?
For example, in the Introduction of the Scipy documentation, it is recommended to
import numpy as np import matplotlib as mpl import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
but a similar abbreviation is not offered for the Scipy package.
In this question, sp is recommended, but the link to the Scipy docs doesn't actually specify sp over sc.
The "official" answer, according to the Scipy documentation, is that there is really no reason to ever
since all of the interesting functions in Scipy are actually located in the submodules, which are not automatically imported. Therefore, the recommended method is to use
from scipy import fftpack from scipy import integrate
then, functions can be called with
As cel pointed out, the API documentation recommends to not import scipy, but to import specific modules from scipy:
The scipy namespace itself only contains functions imported from numpy. These functions still exist for backwards compatibility, but should be imported from numpy directly.
Therefore, importing only the scipy base package does only provide numpy content, which could be imported from numpy directly.
If somebody still wants the main package, sp for Scipy would be convenient as np usially is used for NumPy.