[Numpy-discussion] Meta: help, devel and stackoverflow

Aron Ahmadia aron@ahmadia....
Sat Jun 30 14:10:21 CDT 2012


I and Geoff are moderators on scicomp, I'm happy to invest the effort in
getting the community started there.  One way to use scicomp is like a
blog/faq, that is, if you get a specific question a lot here on the list or
elsewhere, you can ask and answer it yourself on scicomp.  If others find
the post useful, they will vote it and the answer up.

Navel-gazing questions with generic scope are generally discouraged, for a
good feel for the sort of questions we'd be able to handle from a
scipy/numpy perspective on scicomp, take a look at either the petsc or
python tag feeds:

http://scicomp.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/petsc?sort=active&pagesize=15

http://scicomp.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/python?sort=active&pagesize=15

A

On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 8:57 PM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn <
d.s.seljebotn@astro.uio.no> wrote:

> On 06/30/2012 08:44 PM, Fernando Perez wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn
> > <d.s.seljebotn@astro.uio.no>  wrote:
> >> It is rumored that a problem with some stackexchange sites is the host
> >> of nay-sayers saying that a question doesn't belong here but in this
> >> other silo instead, instead of just letting a culture develop (though my
> >> only interface to stack*.com is Google too so I don't really know).
> >
> > Mmh, interesting... Not being a regular user myself, I have no idea.
> > But it does sound like something worth clarifying before starting to
> > push discussions in that direction.
>
> Specifically:
>
> http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4131462
>
> But I see that Aron and Andy seem to have some authority on meta.scicomp
> so it can't be too bad on scicomp...?
>
> Dag
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