[Numpy-discussion] Select-based median (in light of code freeze)

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Sun Jul 15 17:20:17 CDT 2012


On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Mike Ressler <mike.ressler@alum.mit.edu>wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I was thinking of adding quickselect, but if you have made a start ... go
> > for it.
>
> This is territory where I personally am fearful to tread - I'm no
> developer, but I am an awfully good alpha/beta tester! I can go back
> to the archives and try to see how far people got and what it would
> take to finish it.
>
> If you have a good quickselect, I could wrap median around it and see
> how it behaves. I am happy to help push things along, but frankly
> would be embarrassed to have any low-level code I wrote see the light
> of day. I can test and document it in exchange though.
>
>
It might be a good sprint for scipy2012 if any interested folks are going
to be there. I was going to do additional cleanups of the sorting functions
in any case.

Chuck
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