[SciPy-dev] Nonlinear constrained optimizer in SciPy

eric jones eric at enthought.com
Fri Apr 9 16:19:37 CDT 2004


David M. Cooke wrote:

>On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 08:06:28PM +0200, Jean-Sebastien Roy wrote:
>  
>
>>L-BFGS-B:
>>The Fortran source can be downloaded here:
>>http://www.ece.northwestern.edu/~nocedal/lbfgsb.html
>>We wrote to Nocedal who did not to oppose inclusion in our software, so 
>>maybe we could ask him for inclusion in SciPy ?
>>It was the simplest to use, iterations are fast, and it was quite robust.
>>Probably the first code I would try on any problem.
>>    
>>
>
>I've written a python wrapper (using F2PY) that I've been using for a
>few months. I just rolled it together and put it on my website at
>
>http://arbutus.mcmaster.ca/dmc/software/
>
>The thing to clarify with Nocedal is the 'advertising' clause in it's
>conditions of use -- this wouldn't be acceptable as a subroutine you
>might not realize you're using.
>
>  
>
Could we just place this in the doc string?  The doc-string could say 
something like "If you use this routine in your
research or commercial application, then quote this paper."  Would that 
be enough?

eric





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