[SciPy-user] pyloess in scipy?

Matthew Brett matthew.brett@gmail....
Wed Sep 24 19:20:44 CDT 2008


Hi,

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:03 AM, Pierre GM <pgmdevlist@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 September 2008 12:45:45 Jarrod Millman wrote:
>> Here is pyloess:
>> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scipy/browser/branches/sandbox/scipy/sandbo
>>x/pyloess
>
> Jarrod,
> Thanks a lot. Would it be useful to clean up the package and make it a proper
> scikits ?

I'm attaching a slightly modified version of the pure python biopython
implementation.

However, I don't know whether it (or the original) works correctly.

This in hope that someone who knows this stuff better than me is interested.

Biopython implementation here:

http://cvs.biopython.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/viewcvs.cgi/biopython/Bio/Statistics/lowess.py?cvsroot=biopython

I was expecting this to work:

n = 100
x = np.arange(n)
y = np.random.normal(size=(n,))
yest = lowess(x, y)

but it returns a LinAlgError (as does the unmodified original).

I see that R has a more complex algorithm, based on the original
fortran.  For reference, I have attached the file (lowess.doc) that
they worked from, that used to be in the R source.

Any thoughts?

Matthew
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