[SciPy-dev] Dataset for examples and license

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Wed Apr 25 01:42:40 CDT 2007


Robert Kern wrote:
> David Cournapeau wrote:
>> I don't see any problem with that approach, and I am sure you know much 
>> better than me how to organize things for easy distribution. I think 
>> everybody agreeing on one file format is important (I have a preference 
>> for hdf5, since it is well supported under python through pytables, and 
>> has a full C api).
>
> I don't agree. My design goal was to be able to expose a single interface
> (load()) in front of any file format or data source. I imagined that many of the
> data sources would be from other packages that are out of our direct control and
> which we did not want to copy-and-paste into our own repository.
Ah, ok, I was more in the "r spirit" and their dataset package. Using 
your approach is actually more general: we can always have one package 
with "basic" datasets if this is seen useful, with our own data.

David




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