[Numpy-discussion] Future directions for SciPy in light of meeting at Berkeley

pearu at cens.ioc.ee pearu at cens.ioc.ee
Wed Mar 9 01:51:13 CST 2005


On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon wrote:

> Travis Oliphant wrote:
> > Proposal (just an idea to start discussion):
> > 
> > Subdivide scipy into several super packages that install cleanly but can 
> > also be installed separately.  Implement a CPAN-or-yum-like repository 
> > and query system for installing scientific packages.
> 
> Yes! If SciPy could become a kind of scientific CPAN for python from 
> which users can download the packages they need, it would be a real 
> improvement. In the end, the meaning of SciPy evolve into "the website 
> where you can download scientific packages for python" rather than "a 
> python package for scientific computing", and the SciPy developers might 
> not feel OK with that.

Personally, I would be OK with that. SciPy as a "download site" does not
exclude it to provide also a "scipy package" as it is now. I am all
in favore of refactoring current scipy modules as much as possible.

Pearu






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