[Numpy-discussion] Academic citation ?

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Mon Jan 26 10:10:25 CST 2009


On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:56:27AM -0500, jh@physics.ucf.edu wrote:
> http://conference.scipy.org/proceedings/SciPy2008/index.html

> It would be nice if someone involved in the proceedings could post a
> bibtex on the citations page.

You want a bibtex entry that would be for all the proceedings? That may
be an idea. I wouldn't agree that this is similar to citing the numpy or
scipy authors, as Travis O and a few other did a huge amount of work, to
get these packages running, and they are not even in the proceedings. In
the long run, it would be great if the proceedings reflected well the
on-going contributions to the community. Right now things are still in
movement.

> And link the citations page to...something...easily navigated to from
> the front page.

That's easy.

> This brings up a related point:

> When someone goes to scipy.org, there is no way to navigate to
> conferences.scipy.org from scipy.org except by finding the link buried
> in the intro text.  Ipython and all the whatever.scipy.org domains,
> except for docs.scipy.org, are completely absent; you have to know
> about them to find them.  I don't even know where to find a complete
> list of these.  They should all have a presence on at least the front
> page and maybe the navigation.

Yes, that's a big issue. The front page needs to be completely reworked,
and probably not put as a wiki. Stefan had started some work on that, but
he has a thesis to write, right now.

Gaël


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