[Numpy-discussion] Suggestions for GSoC Projects

nicky van foreest vanforeest at gmail.com
Fri Jan 31 05:36:41 EST 2014

Hi Jennifer,

On 31 January 2014 00:01, jennifer stone <jenny.stone125 at gmail.com> wrote:

> With GSoC 2014 being round the corner, I hereby put up few projects for
> discussion that I would love to pursue as a student.
> Guidance, suggestions are cordially welcome:-
> 1. If I am not mistaken, contour integration is not supported by SciPy; in
> fact even line integrals of real functions is yet to be implemented in
> SciPy, which is surprising. Though we at present have SymPy for line
> Integrals, I doubt if there is any open-source python package supporting
> the calculation of Contour Integrals. With integrate module of SciPy
> already having been properly developed for definite integration,
> implementation of line as well as contour integrals, I presume; would not
> require work from scratch and shall be a challenging but fruitful project.
> 2. I really have no idea if the purpose of NumPy or SciPy would encompass
> this but we are yet to have indefinite integration. An implementation of
> that, though highly challenging, may open doors for innumerable other
> functions like the ones to calculate the Laplace transform, Hankel
> transform and many more.
> 3. As stated earlier, we have spherical harmonic functions (with much
> scope for dev) we are yet to have elliptical and cylindrical harmonic
> function, which may be developed.
> 4. Lastly, we are yet to have Inverse Laplace transforms which as Ralf has
> rightly pointed out it may be too challenging to implement.

I once ported a method of Abate and Whitt to python.  My aim was not to
produce the nicest python implementation, but to stick closely to the code
of Abate and Whitt in their paper. However, it might a useful starting



> 5. Further reading the road-map given by Mr.Ralf, I would like to develop
> the Bluestein's FFT algorithm.
> Thanks for reading along till the end. I shall append to this mail as when
> I am struck with ideas. Please do give your valuable guidance
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