[SciPy-dev] rules for api and doc changes

John Travers jtravs at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 10:03:38 CDT 2006


On 17/10/06, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/12/06, John Travers <jtravs at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The key change being that most of scipy.interpolate is actually for
> > fitting smoothing splines rather than interpolation (which took me a
> > while to understand) - surely it would be logical to have say
> > scipy.spline (with all the spline related stuff) and then
> > scipy.interpolate with just the interpolation classes (which could ref
> > the spline module).
>
> Yep, and last I looked the spline interface was one of those awful
> multiargument fortran driver thingees. Not to mention the confusion between
> smoothing and interpolating splines. If someone wants to rationalize the
> package I am all in favor. Once upon a time I also wrote some polynomial
> interpolation routines that I was thinking of including, but never got
> around to it.
>
> Chuck

Well, I think fitpack2 has gone some way to sorting the interface into
python-style classes. Though it is far from perfect.
I'll happily have a go at making a nicer spline module in the sandbox,
to eventually allow interpolate to become a pure interpolation module,
if someone gives me svn access.

John


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