[SciPy-dev] backporting changes in scipy.stats

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Fri May 15 03:58:49 CDT 2009

josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 10:14 PM, David Cournapeau
> <david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
>> Pauli Virtanen wrote:
>>> Thu, 14 May 2009 16:31:06 -0400, josef.pktd wrote:
>>> [clip]
>>>> What's the policy for depreciation warnings, should they be backported?
>>>> I can commit and backport them, but do the functions remain available
>>>> during the 0.8.x cycle.
>>> I don't think they should be ported, stuff should be deprecated only in
>>> major versions, I think.
>> Yes, nothing related to deprecation should change. A good rule is: if it
>> does not close a ticket, think twice before committing a change to
>> 0.7.x. Another important point is that 0.7.x should be compatible with
>> numpy >= 1.2.0.
> There shouldn't be any problems with the changes, I still have numpy
> 1.2.0, so I can run the testsuite before committing.

ok, good.

> The main changes that are not bug fixes or numerical precision
> improvements are the removal of the usage of  stats.mean, var, ... in
> the other stats functions, which are not supposed to cause any
> problems.

I myself try to backport things only if they fix something and don't
break something else. Changing code is always more risky than not
changing it, so the golden rule is to do as little as possible :)

Thank you very much for your work !


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