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

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Wed Apr 8 18:00:15 CDT 2009

2009/4/9 Ondrej Certik <ondrej@certik.cz>:
> I would like to know this too. Seems like people differ in the
> interpretation of the mission.

I wouldn't presume to know the full answer to this question, but I
think the intention is clear: SciPy should be a library that is useful
across different scientific disciplines.  Unfortunately, drawing that
line isn't a highly scientific process.

For example, personally I can see how a mesh generator could fit
nicely into scipy.spatial, whereas FEM in itself seems too specialised
(unless it is implemented in a very generic framework).  My opinion
differs from others given so far, emphasising the blurriness of the

Prabhu's suggestion to write a SciKit strikes me as a good one.  In
any case, it is the best way to get new code into SciPy.


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