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

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Sat Mar 10 11:00:44 CST 2012

09.03.2012 22:13, Matthew Newville kirjoitti:
> Well, I understand you don't necessarily consider yourself to be a scipy
> dev, but I'll ask anyway:  How many pull requests have been made, and
> how many have been accepted?  Perhaps I am not reading github's Pull
> Request link correctly, but that seems to indicate that the numbers are
> 17 and 0.  Surely, those cannot be correct.      Unless I am counting
> wrong, 5 of the 17 (total? outstanding?) pull requests listed for
> scipy/scipy involve optimization.

Wrong: 17 open, 99 accepted.

> Well, there was a discussion "Alternative to scipy.optimize" in the past
> two weeks on scipy-users that mentioned lmfit, and several over the past
> several months, and apparently requests about mpfit in the more distant
> past.  And yet two scipy contributers (according to github's list, I am
> counting you) responded to the original request for features **exactly
> like lmfit** with something reading an awful lot like "Well, you'll have
> to write one".    Perhaps insular is not a fair characterization -- how
> would you characterize that?

Come on. The correct characterization is just: "busy". I did not
remember that your project existed as it was announced half a year ago
with no proposal that it should be integrated, and did not read the
recent thread on scipy-user.

Pauli Virtanen

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