[SciPy-user] where is models.py?

Wes McKinney wesmckinn@gmail....
Mon Oct 20 23:34:48 CDT 2008


What is the timeline for the 0.7 release? I use the models package  
extensively and would personally be interested in developing it  
sooner rather than later if it could potentially be a part of the new  
release.

Thanks,
Wes

On Oct 20, 2008, at 11:02 PM, Jarrod Millman wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 5:54 PM, Alan G Isaac <aisaac@american.edu>  
> wrote:
>> models.py seems to have been moved?
>
> Assuming you are referring to the models package, I removed it in  
> August:
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scipy/changeset/4639
> (If not, sorry for the confusion.)
>
> I sent an email to the list before hand explaining that
> scipy.stats.models wasn't ready for release and proposed removing it
> so that we could move forward on the 0.7 release.  I haven't looked at
> the code since then, but as I recall there were several broken tests
> and some open questions about what the API should be.  I spoke with
> Jonathan Taylor (he wrote the package) and he said he wasn't going to
> have time in the near future to work on it.
>
> This is very unfortunate since the statistical models package provides
> some really useful functionality and I would love to see it in the 0.7
> release.  For the time being, it is living (and hopefully developing)
> in the nipy project:  https://launchpad.net/nipy
> Once we get it working and clean up the API, we will ask for a code
> review before contributing it to scipy.  Clearly, we should have done
> this in the first place, but live and learn I guess.  Our hope is that
> we will be able to get it in for the scipy 0.8 release.
>
> We would love to have other contributors.  If anyone is interested in
> helping, please let me know.
>
> Thanks,
>
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