scipy posts – Page 2

Hiring a junior engineer on the scikit-learn

The scikit-learn is a Python module for machine learning. The project builds on the scientific and numerical tools of the scipy community to provide state-of-the-art data analysis tools. It is developed by a community of open source developers to which my research team (Parietal, INRIA) contributes a lot and is …

EuroScipy: the program is filling up, and the submission deadline nearing

Submission deadline May 8th

The deadline for the call for presentation for the EuroScipy conference is on May 8th. There is only a week and a half left.

EuroScipy will be held in Paris, August 25-28. It is the European meeting for users of Python in scientific and numerical-intensive applications …

Windows binaries for the scientific Python ecosystem

I just realized yesterday that Christoph Gohlke has a repository of binary installers (.exe) for Windows 32 and 64bit with almost all the scientific Python packages that you can dream of:

Sprint Scikit learn in Paris

We are organizing a coding sprint in Paris on scikit learn, machine learning in Python. The goal of this sprint is to set the API and the general coding guidelines of the scikit to be able to tackle many different statistical learning problems in a consistent framework.

This is why …

Mayavi: Representing an additional scalar on surfaces

We have been getting a few questions on the enthought-dev mailing-list on how to represent an additional information on a surface with Mayavi, using color not given eg by the elevation. A recent post on his blog by Didrik Pinte shows the problem quite well:

This problem can be seen …

Using Python, Scipy, ETS, … to implement art

The Aikon project has just been slashdotted.

The project is about implementing a robotic artist, with a special artistic touch:

The Co-principal investigator, Patrick Tresset, gave a talk at the French Pycon this year and I was simply flabbergasted by the project. It is amazing to mix together art and …

Writing parallel code in a readable way

Although I often have embarrasingly parallel problems (data parallel), and I have an 8-CPU box at work, I used to frown on writing parallel computing code when doing exploratory coding. We now have fantastic parallel computing facilities in Python (amongst other, multiprocessing, IPython, and parallel Python). However, in my opinion …

Mayavi: 2 videos of tutorial-like presentation

I gave a presentation on Mayavi in the Python for science seminar organised by Fernando Perez at Berkeley. I was loudmouth and obnoxious as usual, and unfortunately for me, I was recorded.

More seriously, Jeff Teeters has filmed the presentation and recorded the sound was a microphone I was wearing …

Announcing the SciPy conference schedule

The SciPy conference committee is pleased to announce the schedule of the conference:

This year’s program is very rich. In order to limit the number of interesting talks that we had to turn down, we decided to reduce the length of talks. Although this …

My article on scientific computing with Python

I have never sold the rights to the article I published in LinuxMagazine France on scientific computing with Python. So I am uploading it to the net, under a CC-by-SA license :

It is in French, so it restricts the audience.