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

Keith Goodman kwgoodman@gmail....
Thu Nov 25 15:33:46 CST 2010


On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Wes McKinney <wesmckinn@gmail.com> wrote:

> All I'm saying is that I would be happy to actively contribute a
> library which is a one-stop shop for "practical data analysis tools"
> focusing on NumPy arrays. This could include:
>
> - NaN-aware statistics
> - Moving window functions
> - Group-by functions
> - Data alignment routines
> - Data manipulations for categorical data
> - Record array utilities (a la matplotlib.mlab etc.)
> - Miscellaneous exploratory data analysis code (console-based pretty
> summary statistics and matplotlib-based plotting stuff)
> - Date-time tools

That would make an excellent package. Ideally it would be built from
lower level packages such as numpy, scipy, matplotlib,
scikits.timeseries, and, I hope, DSNA.

My target is a low level package with functions that you could imagine
being part of numpy/scipy (not that they ever will). In that way it
could be included in the type of package you describe and in other
packages as well.

At the moment DSNA is little more than a mailing list pipe dream. And
we all know how those dreams typically end. I'm just trying to push
out a release before then.


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