[SciPy-user] Sparse factorisation

Robert Cimrman cimrman3@ntc.zcu...
Fri May 1 05:04:40 CDT 2009

Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 11:49:34AM +0200, Robert Cimrman wrote:
>>> Stefan is looking at fixing a few things with the scikit. IMHO the
>>> UMFPACK code in scipy should either be killed or fixed.
>> You mean kill the code in scipy proper, and maintain the scikit? +1 to that.
> Actually, I'd love if the (currenly-BSD) umfpack in scipy could be fixed,
> because I'll probably need to ship some BSD code at some point, but if
> nobody can do this, than it needs to be killed.

There was a discussion about this some time ago resulting in that I have 
made the scikit, and the scipy wrappers were "scheduled to be dumped" - 
there were some packaging reasons in that. It was not me who wanted the 
umfpack wrappers go out :) - it was just more work for me with no 
functional gain. So of course, the umfpack in scipy can be fixed, and 
preserved, and I, personally, am +1 to that. But I won't commit my time 
to that unless there is a general consensus.


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