[SciPy-Dev] Scipy 1.0 roadmap

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Sat Sep 21 20:02:59 CDT 2013

On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 7:29 PM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:
> 22.09.2013 02:12, josef.pktd@gmail.com kirjoitti:
> [clip]
>> Several parts of scipy have "organically grown", sometimes with
>> several competing and incompatible implementations, some parts of the
>> code were never reviewed and tested.
>> IMO, these are the main problems with the current code that need to be
>> cleaned up before we can call it a scipy 1.0.
> I agree, this is the main issue to be cleaned up before 1.0.
> There's some code there that is "research quality" [e.g. O(N^2)
> algorithm in a place where there is O(N) alternative and N is often big
> in real use cases], incompatible implementations of similar or the same
> things, and implementations that are missing commonly needed things.
> We've slowly sorted some of this crap out in the last few years, but
> there remains still a number of things to fix. Those that we remembered
> about are listed in the roadmap proposal.

to emphasize this point

We can talk *now* of a roadmap because there have been many
improvements in scipy in the last few years by old and many new
contributors, so that we can almost see what still needs to be done.

Once there was a dark tunnel, and now we can see a glimmer.

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