[SciPy-user] Bayes net question

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Wed Jan 16 01:35:01 CST 2008

David Warde-Farley wrote:
> On 14-Jan-08, at 6:53 PM, Karl Young wrote:
>>  From the little I've seen of the package it looks to me like it would
>> be worth turing into a scikit and I would be willing to contribute  
>> some
>> time to such an effort. But it would be nice to get input from any  
>> Bayes
>> net experts and/or anyone who has used this package re. what they  
>> think
>> of the code and the approach taken.
> On a superficial reading it looks like it might be the beginning of  
> something good, though it looks as though it's been abandoned in its  
> fairly early stages -- the restriction to discrete variables limits  
> it's usefulness in many areas. (Not to criticize Elliot's work, a  
> general purpose Bayes net toolbox is a lofty goal and he seems to  
> have made significant progress).
> I've heard much praise for Kevin Murphy's toolbox for Matlab ( http:// 
> www.cs.ubc.ca/~murphyk/Software/BNT/bnt.html ), and this might be  
> helpful in extending PBNT or starting another Bayes net Python  
> library. Since it is released under the LGPL, any straightforward  
> port of Kevin's code to Python would likely need to live in scigpl.
I actually asked K. Murphy if he would agree on dual licensing BNT and 
co under the BSD, for porting to scipy/scikits, and am waiting for his 
answer on this,


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