[SciPy-Dev] improvements of optimize package

Denis Laxalde denis.laxalde@mcgill...
Mon Sep 19 08:17:30 CDT 2011

Charles R Harris wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 7:43 PM, Christoph Deil
> <Deil.Christoph@googlemail.com> wrote:
> > - Why not have all optimizers return only two things, x and
> > infodict? The difference to your proposal would be that "ier" and
> > "mesg" as well as solver-dependent extra stuff would all be in
> > infodict instead of having variable-length return tuples, which
> > make it harder to quickly switch optimizers. If it's just a dict I
> > can simply pprint it and as long as I don't look at items that are
> > not available for all solvers, I only have to change one word in
> > the code (the optimizer name) to switch to any other optimizer.
> >  
> +1, and put x in the infodict also so you can pickle the whole thing
> in one go or pass it to another function to analyse the results.

Ok. So everything in a dictionary. I guess the 'infodict' name will not
be suitable anymore then. Maybe 'sol'?


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