[SciPy-dev] [Numpy-discussion] Proposal: scipy.spatial

Nathan Bell wnbell@gmail....
Mon Oct 6 15:17:50 CDT 2008


On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 4:56 AM, Anne Archibald
<peridot.faceted@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> to use the code. In particular, some query functions do not currently
> return the actual distance, since one of the shortcuts is to include
> whole branches of the tree if their bounding box lies inside the ball

That's a reasonable choice, we'd want to leave the door open for such
optimizations.

> of interest. I suspect that for many algorithms of interest it will be
> necessary to write a custom tree-walking algorithm. I'm not sure
> whether it makes sense to try to provide functions to support this.
>

I agree with Prabhu, start simple and elicit feedback.

IMO speed for the common query types is more important than support
for sophisticated traversals.

Thanks again for your work Anne.

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