[SciPy-dev] How to include new code (Re: Ball Tree)

Jake VanderPlas jakevdp@gmail....
Fri Nov 6 12:22:31 CST 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 8:41 AM, Jake VanderPlas <jakevdp@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have been following the developer's list for a while, and I would
>> like to start contributing to scipy.  I wrote the list about a Ball
>> Tree implementation that I would like to include in scipy.spatial.
>> I've written a python/C++ implementation, and for k-nearest-neighbor
>> searches in large dimensions (d~1000), it is about 10 times faster
>> than the current scipy.spatial.cKDTree.  Can someone point me to
>> instructions on how to start the process of including this in scipy?
>> I have a local copy of the scipy svn, and my code consists of a few
>> C++ files and a working setup.py  Thanks!
>>   -Jake
>> __
> Sounds like the easiest way would be to open a ticket, attach a patch, and
> mark it for review. If it doesn't get any attention, complain on the list.
> In any case, if the new addition needs maintenance you will probably need
> commit privileges in the long run.
> Chuck
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Thanks for the info,
I've uploaded my BallTree code to ticket number 1048
The Ball Tree class offers order-of-magnitude speed improvements over
scipy.spatial.cKDTree for high-dimensional neighbor searches.  Take a
look - I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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