[Numpy-discussion] dedicated function for resize with averaging or rebin 2d arrays?

Chris.Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Mon Nov 14 12:24:40 EST 2011

On 11/11/11 8:28 PM, Craig Yoshioka wrote:
> I once wrote a generic n-dimensional binning routine in C that I
> could find if anyone is interested in integrating it into numpy... it
> didn't do size increases though... and I think I implemented it so
> that binning by a non-divisible factor trimmed the extras.  It was
> very-very fast though.

And I've got one written in Cython. I'd been thinking of contributing it 
to ndimage, but never got around to it -- but I'd be glad to share. Let 
me know if you want it.

>> I think the usefulness of the rebin function is to be simple and fast,
>> and the best would be to implement it in the core numpy, as a simple
>> method for smoothing and reshaping,

Does it have common use=-cases outside image processing? If not, then 
no, it shouldn't be in numpy.

> without the need of using scipy.

I don't think you need all of scipy to use the ndimage toolkit -- at 
least I hope not.


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