[SciPy-user] [SciPy-dev] Statistics review months

Chris Fonnesbeck fonnesbeck at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 11:04:57 CDT 2006

On 4/3/06, Matthew Vernon <matthew at sel.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> My concern is that this is effort re-inventing a wheel. Would it not
> be better to improve the R interface rather than effectively
> duplicating functionality that's already in R (a Free, and high
> quality piece of software)?

I strongly disagree with this approach. I'm not interested in dropping back
to a 3rd party application to do sophisticated statistical analysis. We
should be able to do it in python, and do it well. I specifically chose
python to implement my Bayesian analysis software because it is faster, more
flexible, and more user-friendly than R. In fact, all of scipy could have
been replicated in R if desired, but that would be a bad choice.


Chris Fonnesbeck + Atlanta, GA + http://trichech.us
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