[SciPy-user] stopping criterion for integrate.odeint?

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Wed Mar 23 18:38:30 CST 2005

Ryan Gutenkunst wrote:

> For now, it's not worth it to me to wrap up another package, especially 
> since that would be yet another thing for our users to have to install. 
> If there's interest in moving scipy over to a more sophisticated 
> integrator, I'd be happy to help, but I'm still somewhat of a newbie and 
> have no clue wrt FORTRAN, so I couldn't do it alone. I also expect that 
> it might break a lot of existing code if we aren't careful with outputs.

We probably wouldn't replace the current functions for the reason you 
mention. However, we have no problem with adding quality algorithms 
(size, license, and distributability allowing). Did you have a 
particular package in mind?

> Anyways, I hope my explanation of our solution is reasonably clear. If 
> folks are interested, I'll clean-up, comment, and post our code.

Please do.

Robert Kern
rkern at ucsd.edu

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