[SciPy-user] What is missing in scipy to be a top notch environment for signal processing (lpc and co) ?

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Sun Nov 19 23:37:13 CST 2006

Robert Kern wrote:
> Hmm. It would be best if scipy.fftpack were to expose a C API such that the
> combination of libraries that we wrap could be used by other extension modules.
> Does the whole autocorrelation function have to be written in C? Could it
> perhaps be written in Python and simply call scipy.fftpack.fft?
Yes it could, but it would hurt performance (I should profile more 
thoroughly, but I think we are talking about several times slower).
> This kind of signal processing isn't my bailiwick; however, if you have specific
> questions, I'll try to answer them.
I will try to expose some simple cases in a later email about some 
problems.  A. M Archibald already gave some answers, though.
> I'm certainly interested in seeing our offerings expand. If you want SVN access
> to start playing around in the sandbox, please email Jeff Strunk <jstrunk at
> enthought dot com>, and he will set you up.
It is even easier than that, since I already have a svn account (I am 
the maintainer of the package pyem, for Gaussian Mixture Models). Is 
there a name I should pick, or can I just create a directory with my 
name like rkern or oliphant and start hacking there ?



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