[SciPy-dev] Volunteer for Scipy Project
Mon Oct 5 15:54:11 CDT 2009
Just curious, Anne: have you anything in particular in mind (i.e., are there
some small - or gaping - holes in scipy (IYO, of course) which you know
could be filled by a careful implementation of something(s) extant in the
On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 1:40 PM, Anne Archibald <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> 2009/10/5 David Cournapeau <email@example.com>:
> > Hi Arkapravo,
> > Arkapravo Bhaumik wrote:
> >> Dear Sir/Ma'am
> >> I was in e-mail contact with one of your colleagues , Travis ; I
> >> am very interested in contributing to scipy project as a
> >> volunteer. I believe that I can contribute in
> >> (1) Documentation
> >> (2) Suggesting and developing newer functionality
> >> (3) Study similar software as Matlab, Mathematica, Maple etc
> >> trying to look for inspiration for possible improvements in scipy
> > Thanks for your help. As in most open source projects, the best way to
> > contribute is to work on something that you actually need for yourself,
> > be it code enhancement, bug fixes, documentation, etc...
> > Depending on your interests and proficiency in python vs. C vs. Fortran,
> > there are several things that could be worked on: the ones which need
> > the most work ATM are scipy.special and scipy.interpolate.
> > Please note also that you should be careful when 'studying' proprietary
> > software - reimplementing from scratch a similar functionality is OK,
> > re-using the implementation is almost never ok.
> I would add a mode of working that is definitely okay: find a
> reference to a journal article on how to compute the thing you're
> interested in (possibly by finding the reference in
> matlab/r/maple/mathematica/whatever source ordoumentation) and
> implementing what is described in the research paper. This is a great
> way to fill gaps in scipy with good, well-thought-out algorithms.
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