[SciPy-User] Least-squares fittings with bounds: why is scipy not up to the task?

Nathaniel Smith njs@pobox....
Sat Mar 10 08:01:38 CST 2012

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM, Ralf Gommers
<ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
> I don't think anyone has doubts about the quality of lmfit. On the contrary,
> I've asked you to list it on http://scipy.org/Topical_Software (which you
> did) because I thought it looked interesting, and have directed some users
> towards your package. The documentation is excellent, certainly better than
> that of many parts of scipy. The worry with your code is that the
> maintenance burden may be relatively high, simply because very few
> developers are familiar with AST. The same for merging it in scipy - one of
> the core developers will have to invest a significant amount of time
> wrapping his head around your work.

Out of curiosity (and apropos an earlier thread), would it affect your
reservations if lmfit's ad-hoc AST usage and python interpreter were
replaced by a simple call to 'eval'?

-- N

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