[SciPy-User] Proposal for a new data analysis toolbox

Keith Goodman kwgoodman@gmail....
Mon Nov 22 10:26:15 CST 2010


On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 8:16 AM, John Hunter <jdh2358@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Keith Goodman <kwgoodman@gmail.com> wrote:
>> This thread started on the numpy list:
>> http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/numpy-discussion/2010-November/053958.html
>>
>> I think we should narrow the focus of the package by only including
>> functions that operate on numpy arrays.
>
> That might be overly restrictive.  What about fast incremental code
> that is not array based (ie it is real time streaming rather than a
> post hoc computation on arrays).  Eg, a cython ringbuffer with support
> for nan, percentiles, min, max, mean, std, median, etc....  Eric
> Firing wrote a ringbuf class that provides this functionality that is
> very useful, and this packages seems like a perfect place to host
> something like that.

That's a new idea to me. My first reaction is that it belongs in a
separate package for streaming data. Large packages get tough to
maintain and to use. What do others think?


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