[SciPy-dev] scikits learn

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Wed Mar 19 22:13:38 CDT 2008

Bruce Southey wrote:
> I understand that scikits are somewhat special so the requirements of a
> scikit need to be clearly stated and the scikit should exit if an
> inappropriate version of Python is used. Note this type of check is
> going to be essential for Python 2.6 (Python 2.6a1 Released: February
> 29th 2008)  and Python 3.0 (Python 3.0a3 Release: February 29th 2008) 
> because Python 3.0 will break backwards compatibility.

I don't know about the general policy for scikits, but in the present 
case, it was just because I was not aware the try/except/finally 
construction was python 2.5 specific.

Generally, I did not work on scikits.learn for the last 6 months because 
of my work on numscons (there is a limit on what I can do besides my PhD 
:) ), sorry about that. Since numscons starts being in good shape, I 
hope to be back on scikits soon (there will be a scipy/numpy meeting 
with other scipy/numpy people in a few weeks, and scikits.learn will be 
one of the main topic for sure)



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