[SciPy-User] R vs Python for simple interactive data, analysis

Skipper Seabold jsseabold@gmail....
Mon Aug 29 11:27:49 CDT 2011

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 11:36 AM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@vcn.com> wrote:
> On 8/29/11 08:57 , scipy-user-request@scipy.org wrote:
>> Though I really, really want a scatterplot smoother (i.e., lowess) in
>> statsmodels. I use it a lot, and the final part of my R file was
>> entirely lowess. (And, I should add, that was the part people liked
>> best since one of the main goals of the assignment was to generate
>> nifty pictures that could be used to summarize the data.)
> I have an interest in smoothing methods and created the
> scikits.datasmooth package:
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/scikits.datasmooth/
> Right now it just contains a regularization method, but it might be a
> good place for loess/lowess if someone is interested in contributing it
> there.  From a google search it seems that there are some
> implementations floating around.  Alternatively, I would be satisfied
> with moving my smoothing by regularization code over to another
> module/package if it would get more use.

Chris has a pending pull request for lowess in statsmodels.

Perhaps there is some desire for keeping these tools together? I don't
know what's out there well enough.


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