[SciPy-user] Fwd: Scipy sandbox - color.py

Patrick Jungkunz pjungkun@nps....
Thu Feb 5 16:57:52 CST 2009

G'day out there

Here is an answer about color.py I got from Robert Kern. I just wanted  
to forward this to the mailing list for the benefit of everyone.

Thank you, Robert, for the immediate response.


Begin forwarded message:
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 18:06, Patrick Jungkunz <pjungkun@nps.edu>  
> wrote:
>> For a project I am working on using scipy, I need to convert an array
>> representing an rgb image into the Lab color space. I found the  
>> color.py
>> script in the scipy sandbox which seems to be taking care of that.  
>> I am
>> writing you because you had been referenced as the author of that  
>> file.
> No, I'm just the last person to touch it.
>> I was wondering why this script is still in the sandbox and not  
>> integrated
>> into the scipy release. Are there any issues I should be aware of  
>> before
>> using it? Are there any specific setup procedures I need to follow  
>> in order
>> to use the script.
> It's not really fully-baked. Copy it into your own code, for now. If
> you're just interested in the standard transforms, I have a somewhat
> cleaner version here:
> http://www.enthought.com/~rkern/cgi-bin/hgwebdir.cgi/colormap_explorer/file/tip/colormap_explorer/conversion.py
> -- 
> Robert Kern
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
> enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
> though it had an underlying truth."
>  -- Umberto Eco
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