[Numpy-discussion] Automatic differentiation (was Re: second-order gradient)

Rob Clewley rob.clewley@gmail....
Thu Oct 30 11:42:29 CDT 2008


> In your experience, is this functionality enough to start a separate
> package, or should we try to include it somewhere else?  Otherwise we
> could think of a new SciKit.

I confess to knowing no details about scikits so I don't know what the
difference really is between a "new package" and a scikit. To do this
properly you'd end up with a sizable body of code, and the potential
dependency on Sympy would also suggest making it somewhat separate.
I'd defer to others on that point, although I don't really see what
other package it would naturally fit with because AD has multiple
applications.

-Rob


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