[racket-dev] Adding the new plot library [was: Re: Plot?]

From: Doug Williams (m.douglas.williams at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Sep 29 18:46:11 EDT 2011

Actually, it would probably make more sense to add fitting routines to the
science collection. They are definitely more general than just plotting.
And, the PLoT package only implements non-linear least squares fitting.

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Neil Toronto <neil.toronto at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 09/29/2011 12:27 PM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
>> You're referring to the code that implements `fit', right?
>> Shouldn't we just keep that until someone does the same thing that
>> Neil has done for that code too?
> Yes. I'll likely convert that one as well, but not right now. I've got
> quite a bit of experience with nonlinear function fitting, from another
> graduate program, a lifetime ago. (Or 3-4 years ago. or whatever.)
> A 'fit' module that does polynomial and more general least-squares fitting,
> linear and spline interpolation, and kernel density estimators would be
> really handy in quite a few situations.
> (Heck, let's just incorporate williams/science while we're at it. Batteries
> included!)
> Neil T
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