[Numpy-discussion] Numerical Recipes (for Python)?

Wayne Watson sierra_mtnview@sbcglobal....
Thu Jun 3 23:24:07 CDT 2010


The link below leads me to http://numpy.scipy.org/, with or without the 
whatever. IRAF is not mentioned on the home page.

On 6/1/2010 9:04 PM, Anne Archibald wrote:
> On 2 June 2010 00:33, Wayne Watson<sierra_mtnview@sbcglobal.net>  wrote:
>    
>> Subject is a book title from some many years ago, I wonder if it ever
>> got to Python? I know there were C and Fortran versions.
>>      
> There is no Numerical Recipes for python. The main reason there isn't
> a NR for python is that practically everything they discuss is already
> implemented as python libraries, and most of it is in numpy and/or
> scipy. (Their algorithms are also not suitable for pure-python
> implementation, but that's a whole other discussion.)
>
> I should also say that while NR is justifiably famous for its
> explanations of numerical issues, its code is not under a free license
> (so you may not use it without the authors' permission) and many
> people feel it has many bugs. The algorithms they discuss are also not
> always the best available.
>
> I generally recommend that people doing scientific programming read
> all or part of NR to understand the algorithms' limitations but then
> use the implementations available in
> numpy/scipy/scikits/IRAF/whatever.
>
> Anne
>
>    
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