[Numpy-discussion] Select-based median (in light of code freeze)

Travis Oliphant travis@continuum...
Sun Jul 15 21:26:50 CDT 2012

That reminds me. 

How many NumPy devs are going to be at SciPy this year?    It would be good to have a NumPy sprint there.   Ideas for what we could work on:

1) Make progress on the 1.7.0 release
2) Make progress on the conversion to Github
3) Make progress against tickets and PRs

If enough NumPy devs will be there, we should plan to have a BOF as well. 



On Jul 15, 2012, at 5:20 PM, Charles R Harris wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Mike Ressler <mike.ressler@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I was thinking of adding quickselect, but if you have made a start ... go
> > for it.
> This is territory where I personally am fearful to tread - I'm no
> developer, but I am an awfully good alpha/beta tester! I can go back
> to the archives and try to see how far people got and what it would
> take to finish it.
> If you have a good quickselect, I could wrap median around it and see
> how it behaves. I am happy to help push things along, but frankly
> would be embarrassed to have any low-level code I wrote see the light
> of day. I can test and document it in exchange though.
> It might be a good sprint for scipy2012 if any interested folks are going to be there. I was going to do additional cleanups of the sorting functions in any case.
> Chuck 
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