[SciPy-user] cluster package

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Thu Jun 8 13:47:27 CDT 2006

>> On Thu, 08 Jun 2006, Emanuele Olivetti apparently wrote: 
>>> You could use instead pycluster library: 
>>> http://bonsai.ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~mdehoon/software/cluster/software.htm#pycluster 

> Alan G Isaac wrote: 
>> It seems the license is SciPy compatible, and that it 
>> would be an obvious candidate for inclusion in SciPy ... 

On Thu, 08 Jun 2006, Robert Kern apparently wrote: 
> However, it includes the RANLIB library which (a) doesn't mesh well with the 
> other random number facilities in numpy and scipy and (b) is not commercially 
> redistributable.  
>   http://orion.math.iastate.edu/burkardt/c_src/ranlib/ranlib_intro.txt 

Would the RANLIB functionality be readily replaced by numpy 
or SciPy functionality?  I do not see any evidence that
Michiel de Hoon is intentionally restricting redistribution,
so perhaps there is still "room to move" here?

Alan Isaac

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