[SciPy-dev] scipy.optimize.nonlin rewrite
Mon Dec 1 02:28:15 CST 2008
Sun, 30 Nov 2008 21:59:32 -0500, Anne Archibald wrote:
> 2008/11/30 Gideon Simpson <email@example.com>:
>> Still no args input for inputting arguments to the function F?
>> Sorry to complain, but the absence of this has put me off using these
>> routines as it would require a rewrite of much of my code.
> Instead of
> optimize.whatever(F, args=extra)
> just use
> optimize.whatever(lambda x: F(x,extra))
Exactly; I was under the impression that this 'args' business was some
legacy from times when Python didn't support nested scopes, cf. eg.
I don't see a need for the 'args' option except maybe for conformance
with the other optimization functions in Scipy. But maybe there are also
other reasons to include it?
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