[SciPy-Dev] distributions.py

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Thu Sep 13 17:48:40 CDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM, nicky van foreest <vanforeest@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Now that I understand github (Thanks to Ralf for his explanations in
> Dutch) and got some simple stuff out of the way in distributions.py I
> would like to tackle a somewhat harder issue. The function argsreduce
> is, as far as I can see, too generic. I did some tests to see whether
> its most generic output, as described by its docstring, is actually
> swallowed by the callers of argsreduce, but this appears not to be the
> case.

being generic is not a disadvantage (per se) if it's fast
(and a being a one liner is not a disadvantage either)


> My motivation to simplify the code in distributions.py (and clean it
> up) is partly based on making it simpler to understand for myself, but
> also to  others. The fact that github makes code browsing a much nicer
> experience, perhaps more people will take a look at what's under the
> hood. But then the code should also be accessible and clean. Are there
> any reasons not to pursue this path, and focus on more important
> problems of the stats library?
> Nicky
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