[Numpy-discussion] Proposal: scipy.spatial

Anne Archibald peridot.faceted@gmail....
Wed Oct 1 04:41:54 CDT 2008


2008/10/1 Gael Varoquaux <gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org>:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 06:10:46PM -0400, Anne Archibald wrote:
>> > k=None in the third call to T.query seems redundant. It should be
>> > possible do put some logics so that the call is simply
>
>> > distances, indices = T.query(xs, distance_upper_bound=1.0)
>
>> Well, the problem with this is that you often want to provide a
>> distance upper bound as well as a number of nearest neighbors.
>
> Absolutely. I just think k should default to None, when
> distance_upper_bound is specified. k=None could be interpreted as k=1
> when distance_uppper_bound is not specified.

That seems very confusing. Better perhaps to have a function
query_all_neighbors, even if it's just a wrapper.

Anne


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