[SciPy-dev] New maximum entropy and Monte Carlo packages

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Jan 18 11:09:05 CST 2006


Robert Kern wrote:
> Charles R Harris wrote:
> 
>>Ed,
>>
>>I'm going to be picky and suggest using maxentropy instead of maxent.
>>The latter name doesn't give much of a clue as to the contents of the
>>package.
> 
> 
> It does to people who do maxent, e.g., attendees of the annual MAXENT conference.

There's also something to be said for slightly more explicit names, so that 
newcomers to a field, or those who may need a tool on occasion but are not 
specialists in a given subtopic, find things more easily.  Given how easy 
python makes it to shorten package names upon import

import maxentropy as maxent

I'd be +1 on a more descriptive name.

Cheers,

f




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