[SciPy-dev] interest in Time series functionality?

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Mon Apr 24 15:03:40 CDT 2006

On Sat, 22 Apr 2006, Matt Knox apparently wrote: 
> Our group consists mostly of financial practitioners and 
> engineers, not really pure software developers, so if 
> somebody is interested in taking this to the next level 
> I would be willing to release the code (both the FAME api, 
> and the time series module) if someone wanted to improve 
> upon this and share their improvements in the future. The 
> code is definitely not a polished product right now, but 
> it is functional. 

> If you have any thoughts on this (positive or negative) 
> I would love to hear them. 

I was hoping someone else would respond first, but since 
they have not, I will provide a smidgen of feedback.

I hope you will release the code in advance of the 
reassurances you seek.  It sounds useful, and it sounds 
likely to attract development effort over time.  I am 
interested in looking at it, if it is released under 
a liberal license, but I am more a user than a developer.
Still, Python is great in that for many applications users 
can readily contribute to development.  The time series 
module seems to be an obvious candidate for such 

The real question, I propose, is where to house the code and 
how to manage patches.  As for the former, it seems to be an 
obvious candidate for the scipy sandbox.

Alan Isaac

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