Re: [aima-talk] Re: AIMA python
- Hi Mani
I've started writing a framework, however it's not necessarily because there doesn't exist a framework which I can use (maybe one exists that is good, and maybe there isn't)... My main reason is to get a deeper understanding; As Confucious said...
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Anyway, I'm using Objective-C and C, and the Cocoa framework. I'd like to learn how to integrate python and ObjC (I think it is possible, but have failed to get it working)... I think that would be awesome for me - as I can write proof-of-concepts in python, then convert parts to C/ObjC as I see fit.
So far I've implemented a Multi-layer (non-recurrent) NN with back-prop in python, SOM with various 1D, 2D and 3D lattices and an OpenGL view of the machine learning, and similarly a Perceptron.
I'm not sure how many people here would be interested in writing Mac software though =)
On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 8:45 PM, Mani Sabri <mani_sabri@...> wrote:
No doubt that python makes a good implementation language. and it will
be fast enough if we use Pyrex or Cython along with c/c++ extensions.
I wrote some code for multi-Agent realtime environments and later I
found out that there is a project named SPADE (Smart Python
multi-Agent Development Environment) which use XMPP/Jabber and
implements FIPA standards but the problem with SPADE is that there is
no community around them (no forum no mailing list just the emails of
so I don't know where to start, I want to learn and to have a serious
framework at the end of my study, may be its not the right direction
(is it?) but if it is I will be glad to contribute to this project or
make a fork of it and ...
--- In email@example.com, "Ravi Mohan" <magesmail@...> wrote:
> I wouldn't want to speak for the maintainers of the python
> repository, but as the maintainer of the java code repository I think
> it is important to understand how open source works.
> The amount of progress is directly dependent on how much free time and
> energy the maintainers have and often this has peaks and lulls. I
> wrote most of the java code for AIMA, but I have been insanely busy
> over the last year. Dr Ciaran O'Reilly has been adding a *lot* of
> code, however, mostly in the logic section, but also filling in some
> of the gaps in search.(see the svn branch dedicated to this effort.
> This will be merged into a new release soon).
> Next year, (2009) I'll have more free time and I plan to add graphics
> to the existing codebase. Particularly for small projects with
> contributors in the single digits, this ebb and flow is just how it
> If you believe that Python makes a good implementation language (I
> think it does - the size of the python implementation of an algorithm
> is a fraction of the size of the equivalent java code), please
> contribute some code. That way, everyone wins.
> My 2 cents,
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mani Sabri" <mani_sabri@> wrote:
> > hi
> > I was looking at AIMA python code repository in google and asking
> > myself is python still considered viable in this community. the java
> > repository seems to have all the recent focus and development. why?
> > personal preferences of project owners or some other reasons?
> > Best Regards
> > Mani
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