[SciPy-dev] MCMC, Kalman Filtering, AI for SciPy?
nwagner at mecha.uni-stuttgart.de
Thu Sep 30 01:49:38 CDT 2004
Robert Kern wrote:
> Charles Harris wrote:
>> I agree that search and indexing are the best ways to find stuff, but
>> I am mostly concerned as to where to commit stuff. Clustering, where
>> does that go?
> scipy.cluster I would imagine. ;-)
>> Lattice methods, where do they go? How about useful data structures
>> or combinatorics? So on and so forth. I think the upper level GAMS
>> categories cover sufficient range that most things can be put into a
>> directory without embarrassment. As to the detailed breakdown in the
>> GAMS sub-classifications, I am not so sure.
> To make the discussion a bit more concrete, here is an example
> directory structure corresponding to the top-level GAMS
> classifications. The names are all my own, so feel free to pretend
> they are something more to your liking.
How about an entry for
Systems theory; control
to reconcile with http://www.ams.org/msc/
I keep the slicot library in mind.
> Now that I see it, it is somewhat appealing. I would probably want to
> break up some of those into two or more top-level groups. I definitely
> don't want to see too many subpackages under each of the top-level
> groups ("Flat is better than nested.").
> Fernando, could you give an example or two where you would want to
> replicate a function across sub-packages? I'm wary of doing so as
> there is already the enormous amount of replication with respect to,
> at least, the base Numeric functions. Try scipy.special.<tab> in
> IPython. I realize what you're proposing doesn't even come close to
> that, but I'd like an example in any case.
> And since we are talking about re-organization, is there anything we
> can do about the problem I just mentioned? It wreaks havoc with not
> only tab-completion but also automatic documentation generation .
> Is it practical to be careful about what we import into __init__.py?
> By which I mean not doing "from foo import *" in __init__.py where
> foo.py does "from scipy_base import *". On the other hand, explicitly
> listing all of the names in special is gonna be a major pain and
> fragile to boot.
>  http://www.scipy.org/documentation/apidocs/scipy/scipy.special.html
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