[SciPy-user] could a U.S. citizen help? (connecting PyTrilinos to OpenOpt)

dmitrey dmitrey.kroshko@scipy....
Tue Oct 9 12:40:20 CDT 2007

Hi all,
(excuse my English)
does anyone here interested in connecting NOX (more powerfull 
scipy.optimize.fsolve equivalent with ability of parallel calculations), 
MOOCHO (constrained NLP solver, same) (and maybe other solvers in 
future) to OpenOpt?

I send a letter to PyTrilinos developers and here are 2 letters received 
from them (see below, as well as mine).
Unfortunately, I have no possibility in visiting for the Trilinos Users 
Group meeting - even not enough documents of Ukraine citizen to apply 
for U.S. visa.

What would you recommend me to answer?

All I need from PyTrilinos developers are just several working examples 
of NOX and MOOCHO usage, with all default settings, like mine from here
Those example from PyTrilinos documentation are very complicated.

Thank you in advance, Dmitrey.

Bill Spotz wrote:
> Dmitrey,
> I have heard that we do have enough time for the paperwork if you are 
> interested in visiting for the Trilinos Users Group meeting.  November 
> 6 and 7 are aimed at users and November 8 is aimed at developers.  It 
> would be a good chance for you to get up to speed on Trilinos 
> capabilities, and an opportunity for us to speak in person.

Bill Spotz wrote:
> Dmitrey,
> I would be interested in linking PyTrilinos to OpenOpt.  Let me know 
> what you think will be involved.
> Do you have a collaborator who is a U.S. citizen who could attend the 
> Trilinos Users Group meeting November 6-7 in Albuquerque?  We can 
> accommodate foreign nationals, but we do not have enough time for the 
> paperwork to go through.
> I have CC'd the Trilinos, NOX and MOOCHO lead developers.

> On Oct 8, 2007, at 11:35 AM, dmitrey wrote:
>> Hallo!
>> Excuse my English.
>> I'm a developer of a new SciKit - an optimization framework from 
>> scipy developers team and optimization department of CI NAS Ukraine
>> http://scipy.org/scipy/scikits/wiki/OpenOpt
>> Are you interested in connecting some Pytrilinos solvers to OpenOpt?
>> I would do it by myself but I feel lack of documentation, as well as 
>> other scipy users, see for example
>> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.scientific.user/13432
>> If you are, I guess first of all users would be interested in 
>> connecting MOOCHO and NOX.
>> Here are some reasons that I hope would convince you to provide 
>> enough information for Pytrilinos-OpenOpt bridge:
>> http://scipy.org/scipy/scikits/wiki/whereProfitsForOpenOptConnectedSolverOwners 
>> (I need example of Pytrilinos usage of NOX and/or MOOCHO)
>> If you are interested in, I will explain more detailed what info is 
>> needed.
>> Regards, Dmitrey
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