[Numpy-discussion] abstraction and interfaces

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Fri Oct 12 08:20:50 CDT 2007


On Fri, 12 Oct 2007, Renato Serodio apparently wrote:
> The scripts that produce these metrics use Scipy/Numpy 
> functions that operate on data conveniently converted to 
> numpy arrays. They're quite specific, and I tend to 
> produce/tweak a lot of them. So, to fit in this 
> application someone suggested I programmed 'interfaces' 
> (in java jargon) to them - that way I could develop the 
> whole wrapper application without giving much thought to 
> the actual number-crunching bits. 

That sounds quite right.  Check out
<URL:https://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scikits/browser/trunk/openopt/scikits/openopt/solvers/optimizers/optimizer>
<URL:http://svn.scipy.org/svn/scipy/trunk/scipy/stats/models/>
for examples that may be relevant to your project.

Python does not have interfaces per se, but that does
not stop you from designing interface-like classes and
inheriting from them.

fwiw,
Alan Isaac




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