[SciPy-dev] the scipy mission, include finite element solver

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu@aero.iitb.ac...
Fri Apr 10 05:48:20 CDT 2009


On 04/10/09 14:16, Dag Sverre Seljebotn wrote:
> Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
>> On 04/09/09 18:04, Dag Sverre Seljebotn wrote:
>>> The "workflow" of the average sciuentific programmer has a big potential
>>> for improvement, and one cannot bring that about by further
>>> fragmentation.
>> I was not advocating fragmentation, any viable solution would be fine.
>> IIRC, SPD itself is based on Sage and surely there will be some exchange
>> of code/ideas between Sage and SPD at some time.  However, given a
>> choice I would prefer a modular set of packages rather than one
>> monolithic monster. I haven't delved into all the existing solutions
> 
> I just wanted to comment on the monolithic monster thing: It does have its
> advantages too. For instance R is included and can be depended upon by any
> Sage script.

Apologies for sounding like someone who is against Sage.  Just for the 
record, I really like Sage and do promote it quite a bit over here.

I think we are digressing.  My point was I never thought that scipy is 
itself a distribution and Robert's comments seem to justify my stance. 
Python(x,y), EPD and Sage all are and Sage also does a whole lot more 
than just bundle stuff.  So bundling PDE tools in scipy doesn't seem 
like the right solution to me.  Thats all.

cheers,
prabhu


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