Fw: [SciPy-dev] Splines in SciPy

eric jones eric at scipy.org
Thu Aug 2 07:30:42 CDT 2001

 Hey Tim,

 I just noticed this addition too.  Travis Oliphant is the man to talk to
about this.  I doubt he
has thought to hard about its location in scipy and will be open to
suggestion.  Also,
the SLATEC slant sounds promising.  Can you work on it as a side project and
can integrate it into SciPy later.   Right now we need to work the existing
kinks out
of the code and get a binary release out the door.  (It should been out last

One thing though -- no F90 code.  Sorry, but its harder to wrap in Python
and there aren't
any OS compilers around that handle it yet (give th gnu folks another few
years though...)
F77 code is acceptable,  but we smile bigger when handed  C/C++ and Python.
Then again, Travis O. might not smile at all if its C++...

see ya,

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tim Lahey" <tjlahey at mud.cgl.uwaterloo.ca>
> To: <scipy-dev at scipy.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 7:09 PM
> Subject: [SciPy-dev] Splines in SciPy
> > All,
> >
> > Getting the new version of SciPy from CVS I was happy to see the
> > inclusion
> > of splines support. However, it is split between interpolate and
> > signal. I
> > personally would prefer a separate splines module. Some of us use
> > for neither of the above. I've been using B-splines as a basis for a
> > finite
> > element method. The SLATEC library on Netlib has an set of excellent
> > spline codes based upon de Boor's code. The only problem is that it
> > doesn't
> > support 2-D.
> >
> > I've written a set of F90 wrappers around the code to support some stuff
> > in 2-D and provide a more object-oriented api, but I don't need
> > interpolation
> > so, I've been ignoring that part. I've been planning a port to Python
> > and I'd
> > be happy to help in the development of the splines part of scipy.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Tim Lahey
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