Posts tagged ‘scipy’

SciPy and image analysis

“Image analysis” is a little too hifalutin for what I did today, but it was fun and I solved a real problem. I had a scanned drawing of the cross section of a hollow extruded aluminum part and needed to calculate the enclosed volume. Because the part’s exterior and interior surfaces were curved—and not arcs…


New SciPy Superpack

Before I go any further, I should stress that the “new” in the title of the post means “new for me,” not “new to the rest of the world.” Because I’m still running Lion1 I need to use a version of the Superpack that’s a little behind the times. But it’s more up-to-date than the…


More baseball graphing

At the start of last week’s baseball/programming post, I mentioned that I find watching baseball frustrating because the game moves more slowly than it did when I was a kid. No one challenged that assertion, but I decided I’d make another amateur foray into the world of baseball statistics to see if my casual impression…


SciPy v. Octave - Round one

On Friday, while working out a sampling plan for a client, I needed to calculate the 95% one-sided lower confidence limits for binomial sampling with a small number of samples.1 I figured it’d be a good little project for comparing Octave, which I’ve been using for years, and SciPy, which I’ve been promising myself I’d…