[Numpy-discussion] Re: [SciPy-user] Re[2]: [SciPy-dev] Future directions for SciPy in light of meeting at Berkeley

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu_r at users.sf.net
Wed Mar 9 08:55:34 CST 2005


>>>>> "AI" == Alan G Isaac writes:

    AI> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Prabhu Ramachandran apparently wrote:
    >> What does this have to do with scipy per se?  This is more like
    >> a user convenience issue.

    AI> I think the proposal is: development effort is a function of
    AI> community size, and community size is a function of
    AI> convenience as well as functionality.

To put it bluntly, I don't believe that someone who can't install
scipy today is really capable of contributing code to scipy.  I
seriously doubt claims that scipy is scary or hard to install today.
Therefore, the real problem does not appear to be convenience and IMHO
neither is functionality the problem.

My only point is this.  I think Travis and Pearu have been doing a
great job!  I'd rather see them working on things like Numeric3 and
core scipy functionality rather than spend time worrying about
packaging, including other new packages and making things more
comfortable for the user (especially when these things are already
taken care of).

Anyway, Joe's post about ASP's role is spot on!  Thanks Joe.  More on
that thread.

cheers,
prabhu




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