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

Dag Sverre Seljebotn dagss@student.matnat.uio...
Fri Apr 10 07:27:28 CDT 2009


Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
> 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 didn't take it that way at all! I guess I was just digressing and
continueing on what you said, it didn't have all that much to do with the
concrete matter at hand.

Dag Sverre



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