[SciPy-dev] Period table?

val val at vtek.com
Mon Dec 18 18:07:23 CST 2006

   To me, the minimal amount of data to calculate a new data is
an open-ended issue and a matter of quality of the calculated result.
The docstring may include the description of how a new data is computed. 
New (comp) methods can be added/integrated into the Element class 
step-by-step.  E.g., widely used interpolation techniques can be helpful for 
ranges not available (directly measured).
   BTW, i heard the Traits module (from Enthought.com) can be helpful
in the situations when one needs handle structured physical data (metadata, 
support and check for dimernsionalities, relations to other data, check of 
ranges, etc).  Can expert people elaborate and point to examples?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Adam Curtis
To: scipy-dev
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [SciPy-dev] Period table?

Yeah, the element class will accept any number of **kwargs, but the basics 
are included as positional arguments as well.

How much information do we need to be given in order to automatically 
calculate the rest of the data? I know with the atomic number you can find 
the electron configuration, which can be used to find the period, group, and 
valence electron number. What do you think would be the minimal amount of 
data required to be inputted?

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