[SciPy-dev] scipy.spatial 'output' args
Fri Feb 20 03:21:32 CST 2009
This is mostly a question for Damian (sorry, I seem to be bugging you
on a lot of fronts!). I'm wondering if there's a principled reason why
the pdist/squareform/etc. functions don't allow you to specify an
It seems hard to justify not having a way of avoiding repeated memory
allocations if you're doing this more than once (as points change, for
example -- if you're curious I'm implementing a 2-D embedding
algorithm and the objective function relies on a lot of distances
My guess is this is a MATLABism and that this was just an oversight.
Is there a reason I shouldn't go about trying to add it? Would other
people find this useful?
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