[Numpy-discussion] Proposal: scipy.spatial

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher@gmail....
Thu Oct 2 15:01:51 CDT 2008

2008/10/2 David Bolme <bolme1234@comcast.net>:
> I also like the idea of a scipy.spatial library.  For the research I
> do in machine learning and computer vision we are often interested in
> specifying different distance measures.  It would be nice to have a
> way to specify the distance measure.  I would like to see a standard
> set included: City Block, Euclidean, Correlation, etc as well as a
> capability for a user defined distance or similarity function.

You mean similarity or dissimilarity ? Distance is a dissimilarity but
correlation is a similarity measure.

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