[SciPy-user] is there any plan to import BNT(bayesian network toolkit) from matlab?
Thu Apr 10 15:00:23 CDT 2008
Very good news; I'll be following the development closely.
As for references, one suggestion is Kevin Murphy's PhD thesis on bayes nets.
Just a thought.
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Stéfan van der Walt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We have a master's student who is interested in doing the initial
> port, and I hope we can form a productive collaboration: he has the
> time and you guys have a vision. It would be helpful if you could
> either discuss the idea further here, or expand the wiki page, so that
> I can give him a concrete plan to start with.
> Amongs other things, I'd like to know which parts are most important
> to port (i.e. which parts are not already provided by other
> libraries), how we should refactor the interface to best make use of
> Python's strong object oriented facilities (maybe this will develop
> intuitively), and which references to use in docstrings (Chris
> Bishop's book looks like a good place to start?).
> On 08/04/2008, Karl Young <Karl.Young@ucsf.edu> wrote:
> > Just confirming Andrew's assessment of my situation (the description of
> > his situation fits mine as well). I'm certainly willing to put some time
> > into this project but don't have the time to organize it; while not an
> > expert in either Bayes nets or python hacking I've done a fair amount of
> > work with both (as well as Matlab in the ancient past, which might be of
> > some use with the port).
> > >See http://scipy.org/scipy/scikits/wiki/BayesNet . There are plans, the
> > >BNT license is scipy-compatible, and there are already 5 people
> > >interesting in developing. Speaking for myself, however, this has taken
> > >a lower priority than I initially expected due to the ever-changing
> > >energy landscape of a research program -- I'm simply too busy on other
> > >stuff right now to contribute meaningfully. I suspect the situation may
> > >be similar for the others listed.
> > >
> > >Nonetheless, we would welcome effort in this direction.
> > >
> > >-Andrew
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