[SciPy-dev] the scipy mission, include finite element solver

Cohen-Tanugi Johann cohen@lpta.in2p3...
Mon Apr 6 13:56:33 CDT 2009

Sorry to jump on this (interesting) discussion with a relevant question 
but aside from Ondrej initial question : is there somewhere a scipy 
mission statement clearly spelled out?


Daniel Wheeler wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 5:23 AM, Prabhu Ramachandran
> <prabhu@aero.iitb.ac.in> wrote:
>> I do not think this would fit in with the purposes of scipy the library,
>>  for the next obvious question would be what about grid generators?
>> What about finite difference and finite volume solvers and so on.  I
>> think these are a little too specialized to go into scipy proper.  There
>> are a plethora of approaches, techniques, algorithms and a host of
>> problems with each.
> Totally agree. Scipy should be low level, FE tools etc should be using
> scipy/numpy not integrated into scipy.
> One weakness right now is that there doesn't seem to be a good open
> source python based meshing tool. Again, this is not something that
> should necessarily be in scipy, but something that should probably
> leverage from scipy. We (FiPY) currently use gmsh, but it is not
> tightly integrated and and we've written our own standard mesh
> classes, but haven't done anything more with this.

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