[SciPy-Dev] tplquad alternative

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Oct 31 05:22:06 CDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 10:05, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:
> 29.10.2011 18:27, Pauli Virtanen kirjoitti:
>> 29.10.2011 15:14, Vladímir Rodríguez kirjoitti:
>>> I have a working alternative to tplquad which I builded from
>>> http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=155785&dl=ACM&coll=DL&CFID=66021551&CFTOKEN=74592904
>>> via F2PY. For testing aim you can use Scilab's int3d function (also
>>> from this code), I found it faster and smarter.
>>> How can we include it in standart Scipy library?
>> Not possible. ACM owns the copyright of software published in its TOMS
>> magazine, and the ACM software license allows use "solely for academic,
>> research and other similar noncommercial uses".
> [clip]
> Or, at least, this is how it currently apparently works. Whether such
> restrictions apply to code published tens of years ago (when such
> license probably didn't exist), I'm not sure.
> However, some clarification on the license status of the code is needed
> before including it. One way to obtain this would be to ask the ACM
> directly about their stance on this.

Alan Isaac has had success getting a BSD license for ACM TOMS code for
use in scipy. Here is the contact information he has used in the past.

    Deborah Cotton, Copyright & Permissions
            permissions AT acm.org
    ACM Publications
    2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701**
    New York, NY 10121-0701

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
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