[SciPy-Dev] GSOC - improvements to the .sparse package advice
Wed Apr 10 02:34:48 CDT 2013
Izzy Cecil wrote:
> I'm hoping to participate in the google summer of code this year.
> Specifically, improvements to scipy.sparse (as suggested by
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/wiki/SummerofCodeIdeas). I'm an
> experienced coder, but have never really gotten my hands into a large
> open source project before (which is exactly why GSOC appeals to me).
> Scipy seems like a great fit for my interests! What's more, I have
> some experience in the mathematics of sparse matrix encodings. The
> plan is to have some small commits in sometime this week, to get the
> hang of things.
> I was wondering who would be appropriate to discus this project with,
I originally proposed the sparse subject so I guess I would be one of
the contact point. Yet, I think this list is the proper channel for
> and if there were specific things I could do now to familiarize myself
> with the codebase. Any smaller bugs that could be fixed, or features
> that could be added to the library? Or should I consider a different
> project all together (perhaps Pythonic dtypes)? In the meantime, I'll
> hunt around trac, and mess with what I can, but any and all advice
> would be much appreciated!
Nothing specific comes to mind now. Looking at trac is a good idea. Also
look at numpy's tickets on github, there might be sparse related issues
as well. You could also grep for TODO or XXX in the codebase as well.
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