[Matrix-SIG] Re: a full-blown interactive data analysis environment

Ryszard Czerminski ryszard at moldyn.com
Tue Feb 9 12:47:11 CST 1999


It would help a lot to start to develop some document
which would describe what do we want from this new package
(i.e. requirements).

This can be a good basis for further discussion.

It should probably include as well on some general
level analysis and description of existing packages
in this field (matlab, idl, root (http://root.cern.ch),
scilab - to name the few) and what makes them inadequate
enough to justify development of
yet-another-data-analysis-package.

One basic reason - at least for this group - is lack of
Python front-end (:-).

Ryszard

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On Tue, 9 Feb 1999, Konrad Hinsen wrote:

> > My goal here is to get a core of standard routines that are used in
> > many fields of science into a coherent package with good docs, and to
> > integrate it initially with Python.  The point is that then *any*
> 
> Sorry, but I still don't see what you are planning to do...
> My impression is that generic low-level libraries already exist.
> How exactly does your idea differ from combining LAPACK, FFTPACK, etc.
> into one tar file and write wrappers and documentation for all of it?
> 
> Konrad.
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