[SciPy-dev] NumPy f2py GSOC project

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Fri Mar 27 03:34:37 CDT 2009


Dag Sverre Seljebotn wrote:
> David Cournapeau wrote:
>   
>> If you are interested in working on scipy-related projects, something
>> which could help the transition is to replace C code by cython. This
>> would be particularly helpful in scipy - there are many modules which
>> are crufty and would benefit from code cleaning, but if you don't know
>> cython, maybe that's not something that interesting for you. Cython is
>> not difficult to use, though. scipy.signal comes to mind, to take
>> something where I could definitely help you - but there are other
>> modules as well, where other people would be more qualified
>> (scipy.ndimage, etc...). One module means that it would be easier for
>> you to work on, easier for use to help/coordinate, and at least in the
>> case of scipy.signal, there is definitely some new features which are
>> needed as well (new feature is generally more fun than code cleanup/bug
>> hunting). Of course, you should choose  modules which interest you.
>>     
>
> If something like this is done, one idea I have for SciPy is quick 
> Cython callbacks for solvers/integrators. Perhaps Lisandro would be 
> interested in being Cython-side mentor? Though the main mentor would 
> need to be from SciPy.
>   

I am also very interested in this kind of things (in a somewhat
different context: recursive statistical estimation).

But that goes very far from the original proposal :)

cheers,

David


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