[SciPy-user] Bayes net question

Young, Karl karl.young@ucsf....
Mon Jan 28 22:35:43 CST 2008


I'm willing to contribute (have done some Matlab -> Python porting but unfortunately for this project more IDL -> Python porting). I'm also pretty motivaterd re. seeing this happen as I've been reading some papers by Dimitris Margaritas that provide nice algorithms for feasibly testing independence for continuous variables which would be really helpful for me re. construction of useful Bayes nets. And I'd prefer to work on adding versions of these to a SciPy package (or scikit) - if there not already available in Kevin Murphy's toolbox that is (haven't looked at it in great detail yet). I'll figure out how to add my name to the wiki.

Karl Young
Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCSF
VA Medical Center, MRS Unit (114M)
Phone:  (415) 221-4810 x3114
FAX:    (415) 668-2864
Email:  karl young at ucsf edu



-----Original Message-----
From: scipy-user-bounces@scipy.org on behalf of David Cournapeau
Sent: Mon 1/28/2008 7:42 PM
To: SciPy Users List
Subject: Re: [SciPy-user] Bayes net question
 
Robert Kern wrote:
> David Cournapeau wrote:
>   
>> Andrew Straw wrote:
>>     
>>> Any word yet? This would be a really excellent addition.
>>>       
>> Sorry, I thought I already posted the answer. According to K. Murphy, 
>> there is no problem to port it under the BSD, or any other code from him 
>> for that matter. Note however that there is a dependency on netlab: I 
>> don't know how much this is the case, and netlab is not developed by K. 
>> Murphy.
>>     
>
> Fortunately, it too is available under a BSD license.
>
>    http://www.ncrg.aston.ac.uk/netlab/lib_lic.txt
>
>   
Stupid me, I did not even think about looking for the netlab license. 
Well, that's good. I started a proto-page on the scikits wiki.

http://scipy.org/scipy/scikits/wiki/BayesNet

People who have an interest in contributing could put their name, so 
that we can get an idea on how is willing to do somthing.

cheers,

David
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