[SciPy-User] R vs Python for simple interactive data, analysis

Jonathan Stickel jjstickel@vcn....
Mon Aug 29 10:36:32 CDT 2011


On 8/29/11 08:57 , scipy-user-request@scipy.org wrote:
> Though I really, really want a scatterplot smoother (i.e., lowess) in
> statsmodels. I use it a lot, and the final part of my R file was
> entirely lowess. (And, I should add, that was the part people liked
> best since one of the main goals of the assignment was to generate
> nifty pictures that could be used to summarize the data.)

I have an interest in smoothing methods and created the 
scikits.datasmooth package:

http://pypi.python.org/pypi/scikits.datasmooth/

Right now it just contains a regularization method, but it might be a 
good place for loess/lowess if someone is interested in contributing it 
there.  From a google search it seems that there are some 
implementations floating around.  Alternatively, I would be satisfied 
with moving my smoothing by regularization code over to another 
module/package if it would get more use.

Regards,
Jonathan


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