[Numpy-discussion] Fwd: [numpy] ENH: Initial implementation of a 'neighbor' calculation (#303)

Sturla Molden sturla@molden...
Fri Oct 12 13:04:21 CDT 2012


I'm still rather sure GIS functionality belongs in scipy.spatial instead of numpy. 

Sturla

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Den 12. okt. 2012 kl. 15:29 skrev "Cera, Tim" <tim@cerazone.net>:

> For the neighbor module, the neighborhood is input specified by the 'weight' array.  All values in the neighborhood are processed by a function.
> 
> In the geosciences, ArcGIS is a very important tool and the neighbor module is very loosely modeled after http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.2/index.cfm?TopicName=An%20overview%20of%20the%20Neighborhood%20tools
> 
> If the language is confusing, now is the time to change the names.
> 
> Kindest regards,
> Tim
> 
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Sturla Molden <sturla@molden.no> wrote:
>> On 10.10.2012 15:42, Nathaniel Smith wrote:
>> > This PR submitted a few months ago adds a substantial new API to numpy,
>> > so it'd be great to get more review. No-one's replied yet, though...
>> >
>> > Any thoughts, anyone? Is it useful, could it be better...?
>> 
>> Fast neighbor search is what scipy.spatial.cKDTree is designed for.
>> There is an brand new version in SciPy master.
>> 
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