[Numpy-discussion] Meta: help, devel and stackoverflow
T J
tjhnson@gmail....
Sat Jun 30 15:43:45 CDT 2012
On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 1:26 PM, <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> just some statistics
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/numpy
> 769 followers, 2,850 questions tagged
>
> a guess: average response time for regular usage question far less than an
> hour
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/scipy
> 446 followers, 991questions tagged
>
>
>
Yes they are frequently very quick and pinpoint.
To provide yet another data point, I will mention that I used to be an avid
follower of comp.text.tex. I would post questions there and also read it
for knowledge. Now, I use http://tex.stackexchange.com/ almost
exclusively. I know many others have done the same. I've also noticed a
number of LaTeX gurus using the stackexchange site more and more. Try
googling a LaTeX (esp TikZ) question. Would you rather read through an
archived newsgroup (mailing list in NumPy's case) or have a webpage with
useful features, embedded images, etc?
jdh noticed this as well: the majority of the messages to numpy-discussion
in the last 2 months have not been "usage" questions but decisions,
releases, debates, etc. Personally, I would push for the stackexchange
solution over a 'user' mailing list. That said, comp.text.tex and
tex.stackexchange.com coexist just fine---it just means there is redudnancy
and not the good kind IMO.
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