[SciPy-user] scipy.odr crashes when raising odr_stop

Daniel daelfin@gmail....
Thu Nov 13 19:22:46 CST 2008

I'm using scipy.odr and trying to constrain my parameter
values to a certain range, by raising stop_odr from my 
fitting function -- however raising stop_odr causes a 

This happens both on a mac (Leopard, Python 2.5.2, Numpy 1.2.1,
Scipy 0.7.0.dev4576) and on Windows (Vista32, Python 2.5.2, 
Numpy 1.2, Scipy 0.6.0).

A simplified version along with its output is below. 
Any suggestions on how to fix, or workarounds?


import sys
from numpy import arange, abs
from scipy.odr import odr_stop, Model, RealData, ODR

def f(B, x):
    print >>sys.stderr, "f called, B=", B
    if B[1] < 0:
        raise odr_stop
    return B[0]*x + B[1]

x = arange(10.)
y = .1*x**2+1

m = Model(f)
d = RealData(x, y)
o = ODR(d, m, [.5, 1])
out = o.run()

$ python test.py
f called, B= [ 0.5  1. ]
...a few more times...
f called, B= [ 0.9        -0.20000001]
RuntimeWarning: tp_compare didn't return -1 or -2 for exception
  if registry.get(key):
Bus error

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