[SciPy-dev] Starting a datasets package, again

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Wed Jun 6 20:13:38 CDT 2007


Robert Kern wrote:
> David Cournapeau wrote:
>
> There's no substitute for giving your users a binary with everything it needs in
> one tarball, data included. However, that doesn't scale at all. Everything else
> is a compromise between these two concerns. If bundling the example data into
> your examples works for your needs, by all means, do it, and ignore all notions
> of scipydata packages. There's nothing wrong with copy-and-paste, here.
>
> It's still useful to build a repository of scipydata packages with metadata and
> parsing code already done. If you are only concerned with distributing examples
> with your packages, you may not use the scipydata packages in them directly, but
> you can still use the repository as a resource when developing your examples.
Fair enough.
>
> Including what in scikits?
A "meta"-package for datasets ? Eg putting scipydata in scikits ? Or do 
you prefer another repository to avoid licensing confusion (scikits 
being only for OSI approved code and data).

cheers,

David



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