[SciPy-User] Scipy stack: standard packages (poll)

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Oct 4 04:43:56 CDT 2012


On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:38 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4 October 2012 02:00,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Where I do see a potentially big advantage as a maintainer of
>> statsmodels is in code sharing and being able to rely on more
>> consistent package versions by users.
>
> That's a good point: one of my other aims is that packages can more
> comfortably rely on things in the specification - similar to relying
> on the Python standard library. For example, I recall statsmodels was
> looking at adding formula support: I imagine there are tools in Sympy
> that you could use in this. It looks likely that Sympy will be part of
> the specification, so maybe there's less need to provide fallback
> functionality for when it's not installed.

Those formulae have very different semantics. Sympy would probably not
have saved much, if any, code.

http://patsy.readthedocs.org/en/latest/formulas.html

-- 
Robert Kern


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