[SciPy-dev] NumPy f2py GSOC project

Dag Sverre Seljebotn dagss@student.matnat.uio...
Fri Mar 27 04:09:26 CDT 2009


David Cournapeau wrote:
> 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 :)

:-)

I'm sorry, it just leapt to mind as part of the conversation. I should 
have started a new and unrelated thread on it.

-- 
Dag Sverre


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