[SciPy-dev] scipy sandbox going, going, gone....
Travis E. Oliphant
oliphant@enthought....
Sat Aug 16 23:16:43 CDT 2008
Jarrod Millman wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Jarrod Millman <millman@berkeley.edu> wrote:
>
>> In preparation for the 0.7.0 beta release, I am going to remove
>> scipy.sandbox. We are approaching 8 months since it was decided to
>> remove it. If you are interested in why the sandbox was created and
>> why it is being removed, please read this:
>> http://jarrodmillman.blogspot.com/2007/12/end-of-scipy-sandbox.html
>>
>> Most of the sandbox code has all ready been moved somewhere else, but
>> there is still some code that remains. So my plan is to create a
>> branch called sandbox from the trunk on Saturday. I will then remove
>> the sandbox from the trunk.
>>
>
>
> The sandbox code has been removed:
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scipy/changeset/4647
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/scipy/changeset/4648
>
> I wasn't sure what to do with a few things:
>
> ** A couple of docstrings in scipy/maxentropy/maxentutils.py:
>
> def sparsefeatures(f, x, format='csc_matrix'):
> """ Returns an Mx1 sparse matrix of non-zero evaluations of the
> scalar functions f_1,...,f_m in the list f at the point x.
>
> If format='ll_mat', the PySparse module (or a symlink to it) must be
> available in the Python site-packages/ directory. A trimmed-down
> version, patched for NumPy compatibility, is available in the SciPy
> sandbox/pysparse directory.
> """
> def sparsefeaturematrix(f, sample, format='csc_matrix'):
> """Returns an (m x n) sparse matrix of non-zero evaluations of the scalar
> or vector functions f_1,...,f_m in the list f at the points
> x_1,...,x_n in the sequence 'sample'.
>
> If format='ll_mat', the PySparse module (or a symlink to it) must be
> available in the Python site-packages/ directory. A trimmed-down
> version, patched for NumPy compatibility, is available in the SciPy
> sandbox/pysparse directory.
> """
>
>
> And this example scipy/maxentropy/examples/bergerexamplesimulated.py
> imports from the sandbox:
> from scipy.sandbox import montecarlo
>
>
> Any ideas about how we should handle these?
>
Probably move the dependencies to scikits or remove them. I'd prefer
seeing them moved to scikits.
-Travis
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