[SciPy-Dev] least squares solvers

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Fri Jan 27 03:53:52 CST 2012


On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 09:47, Sturla Molden <sturla@molden.no> wrote:
>
> Why is the non-linear LS solver in sp.optimize called leastsq, whereas
> the linear solver in sp.linalg is called lstsq? Wouldn't a consistent
> name be better?

I personally don't think so. I prefer that different functions that do
different things with different signatures have different names.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


More information about the SciPy-Dev mailing list