[SciPy-Dev] My Intro

Patrick "Kai" Baker eigenspaces@gmail....
Fri Apr 20 22:29:37 CDT 2012


Wow, a lot of great stuff I can't wait to delve in to next week! (I work
this weekend - yeah, it sucks!) Once I get the hang of things I'll look in
to the other areas of development. I'm not only interested in gaining
experience in what I already know but also expand upon it.

Kai

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Ralf Gommers
<ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM, Patrick "Kai" Baker <
> eigenspaces@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> That's excellent. Debugging sounds like a good start.
>
>
> Great.
>
>
>> I know C/C++ the most since they're my first languages. But I also know
>> Python and would like to gain more working knowledge of it. As far as
>> mathematics, I'm most familiar with analysis: calculus, differential
>> equations, special functions, etc.
>>
>
> Special functions (scipy.special) are mostly written in C, its tests are
> in Python of course. Pauli can perhaps give you more pointers for special,
> but here's already a ticket with an issue that needs investigating (it came
> up again today on scipy-user): http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/1453
>
> scipy.integrate may also fit with your analysis background. Possible
> ticket to start: http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/1572
>
> Here's one that needs investigation in interpolate:
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/1642
>
> The above modules have more issues that require digging into compiled code
> that issues with pure Python code I'd say. For pure Python code, stats may
> be a good module:
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/1183
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/1493
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/913
>
> The above are all bugs. There are also many tickets with enhancement
> suggestions, looking at some of those could be interesting too.
>
> Cheers,
> Ralf
>
>
>
>>
>> Kai
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Ralf Gommers <
>> ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> 18.04.2012 21:04, Patrick "Kai" Baker kirjoitti:
>>>> > Thanks you two. Well, I got scipy installed and got git set up. Now
>>>> I'm
>>>> > real confused about what I can do. Documentation is one of them,
>>>> which I
>>>> > will want to do once I become more familiar with the software. But as
>>>> > far as coding goes, I'm not sure what needs to be done. Is there
>>>> > anyplace I can go with a to-do list of things which needs to be done?
>>>> I
>>>> > looked around and haven't found anything like that so far.
>>>>
>>>> A to-do list is not written down anywhere (but that could be a part of
>>>> the module status summary for the maintainers to write).
>>>>
>>>> We however do have a long list of bugs and issues to fix:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/query?status=apply&status=needs_decision&status=needs_info&status=needs_review&status=needs_work&status=new&status=reopened&group=component&max=100000&order=priority
>>>>
>>>> Some of these are easier to do, others are difficult, and some require
>>>> "deeper" knowledge of how the things work. There are also some feature
>>>> requests mixed in.
>>>
>>>
>>> Browsing those tickets may indeed give you a good impression of what
>>> things there are to do. If you have preferences/interests, such as a
>>> particular topic/module (optimization/interpolation/stats/etc) or language
>>> (Python/Cython/C/C++/Fortran), we can give you more specific suggestions.
>>>
>>> Ralf
>>>
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