[SciPy-dev] New scattered data interpolation module

Zachary Pincus zpincus@stanford....
Thu Feb 8 15:02:35 CST 2007


What's the relationship between the new RBF code and the Gaussian KDE  
classes in scipy.stats.kde? I think that they might be pretty similar  
-- perhaps similar enough to try to wrap up together.

Zach Pincus

Program in Biomedical Informatics and Department of Biochemistry
Stanford University School of Medicine



On Feb 8, 2007, at 4:16 AM, John Travers wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have just uploaded a new module to the sandbox called rbf.
> It has a single class Rbf for scattered data interpolation in n- 
> dimensions.
> It uses radial basis functions for the interpolation. To be completely
> honest I do
> not fully understand how it works (though it looks straightforward).
> The code is very closely based on some Matlab contributed code by Alex
> Chirokov which can be found at:
>
> http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/loadFile.do? 
> objectId=10056&objectType=FILE
>
> No license was specified so I assumed public domain. Maybe this is
> bad?! If so I'll
> delete the module immediately.
>
> It does, however, work very well. Some simple examples are shown at:
>
> http://www.scipy.org/RadialBasisFunctions
>
> I cannot attest to the accuracy or robustness of this code, I only
> know that it has worked in a few cases. I would appreciate any
> feedback about the code or the license issues.
>
> Cheers,
> John
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