[SciPy-dev] Online SciPy Journal

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitb.ac.in
Sun Oct 1 01:05:15 CDT 2006


>>>>> "Travis" == Travis Oliphant <oliphant at ee.byu.edu> writes:

    Travis> 1) Do you like the idea ?

I think this is a very good idea.  Some people are likely to claim
"nothing new in the particular implementation".  However, you could
insist that code contributed here should be unit tested and reasonably
integration tested (how often do we see anything close to that in
other papers?).  It might be a good idea to have two kinds of
contributions, "original/new ideas/algorithms/applications" and "new
implementations".  Most papers, it would appear, are read by a handful
and used by an even smaller subset of the audience.  The advantage of
something contributed to SciPy is that it has (on the average) far
greater utility to the whole community.  Besides, I think it is
reasonable to argue that good code usually takes as long as (if not
longer than) writing a paper.

    Travis> 2) Could you help (i.e. as an editor, reviewer, etc.)?

I can try to help with this.

cheers,
prabhu



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