[SciPy-User] Proposal for a new data analysis toolbox

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Wed Nov 24 15:48:17 CST 2010

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 4:43 PM, Keith Goodman <kwgoodman@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Sebastian Haase <seb.haase@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 8:57 PM, Keith Goodman <kwgoodman@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Sebastian Haase <seb.haase@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 8:05 PM, Keith Goodman <kwgoodman@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Brief Sphinx doc of whatever it's called can be found here:
>>>>> http://berkeleyanalytics.com/dsna
>>>> I would like to throw in one of my favorite functions that I
>>>> implemented years ago using (templated) SWIG:
>>>> mmms()  calculates min,max,mean and standard deviation in one run.
>>>> While - by using SWIG function templates - it can handle multiple
>>>> dtypes efficiently (without data copy) I never even attempted to
>>>> handle striding or axes...
>>>> Similiarly mmm()  ( that is minmaxmean() ) might be also good to have,
>>>> if one really needs to not waste the (little?!) extra time of
>>>> compiling the sum of the squares (for the std.dev).
>>>> I you added this kind of function to the new toolbox, I would be happy
>>>> to benchmark it against my venerable (simpler) SWIG version...
>>> What are your timings compared to say mean_1d_float64_axis0(arr)?
>> Sorry, I don't have Cygwin set up yet -- I would need binaries. I have
>> a  win32, a win64, lin32 and lin64 platform, I could use to test...
>> (iow, no mac)
> I'm sure we can get someone to build the win binarys when the first
> first (preview) release is ready. But for a quick timing test, how
> about lin64?
> Would a minmax() be useful? Shouldn't add much time to a regular min or max.
> A friend mentioned that he would like a function that returned both
> the max and its location. That's a possibility too.

or argmax as in numpy, then the max could also be found quickly.

I also think minmax is useful.


> But first the basics...
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