[SciPy-Dev] working on integrate.odeint
Juan Luis Cano
Fri Aug 23 04:00:43 CDT 2013
On 08/23/2013 09:32 AM, Benny Malengier wrote:
> 2013/8/23 Juan Luis Cano <firstname.lastname@example.org
> On 08/23/2013 08:42 AM, Juan Luis Cano wrote:
> > On 08/23/2013 03:10 AM, Warren Weckesser wrote:
> >> The other python file (test_lsoda.py) also needs the correction
> to the
> >> coefficient.
> >> Warren
> > Warren, thank you so much for pointing that out - I should never
> > at 2 AM. Now test_lsoda.py produces the correct output, which
> > I have to tune the relative and absolute error in test_lsoda2.py.
> Right, this was exactly the problem. Now the three tests produce the
> same output and I understand much better the interface. In the
> branch I
> pointed out before I wrote some issues as a to-do list and I plan
> working on fixing some integrate.odeint problems in the following
> months, when time and circumstances allow for that.
> It is nice to clean up odeint or lsoda, but those are really
> deprecated functions, replaced by sundials many years ago by Alan
> Hindmarsh (http://history.siam.org/oralhistories/hindmarsh.htm). As I
> mentioned before on this list, best would be to deprecate and replace
> by the modern version which still sees bug fixes
> There are 3 python interfaces to sundials, one of which by me and a
> collaborator: https://github.com/bmcage/odes
> The other 2 are readily found on the internet, and expose even more of
> the functionality.
Well, I am farily new to contributing to SciPy so I missed those past
conversations, but I did some googling and found that you created
scikits.odes. I don't know if there were some conclusions about
ode/odeint in SciPy, and though I find value in replacing old code with
new one, I cannot tell if odepack is deprecated or not (deprecated for
who?) and at least with these little steps I can fix the existing
problems without disturbing much while trying to find a new
ground-breaking solution. Unless a new discussion raises and it's
decided that we can, say, incorporate scikits.odes into SciPy, or any
other Python interface to some modern DE solvers. I don't have a strong
opinion on this, I just know that odeint has some flaws right now and
want to scratch my itch.
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