[Numpy-discussion] Proposal: scipy.spatial

Rob Hetland hetland@tamu....
Wed Oct 8 14:11:14 CDT 2008

On Oct 8, 2008, at 1:36 PM, Anne Archibald wrote:

> How important did you find the ability to select priority versus
> non-priority search?
> How important did you find the ability to select other splitting  
> rules?

In both cases, I included those things just because they were options  
in ANN, rather than any real need on my part.

The things that I found important (and lacking in some of the other  
many kd_tree implementations) were the ability to select an arbitrary  
number of nearest neighbors returned and specifying a max search radius.

I can see that having a choice of splitting rules may be handy for  
unusual point distributions, but I have always used this on fairly  
regularly spaced data.


Rob Hetland, Associate Professor
Dept. of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
phone: 979-458-0096, fax: 979-845-6331

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