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

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Apr 14 17:43:19 CDT 2009


On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 17:39, Andrew Straw <strawman@astraw.com> wrote:
> Ondrej Certik wrote:
>
>> So it's clear that besides scipy itself, there should be a all in one
>> solution, like EPD (commercial), Sage (GPL), or SPD (GPL, but in
>> principle if all the Sage scripts are rewritten, could be BSD) that I
>> am working on.
>>
>> There needs to be something, that people can take and customize to
>> create their own all in one solutions, e.g. for PDE, or for biology,
>> for mathematics (that is Sage) or I don't know what.
>
> I call that Debian/Ubuntu. Package management is one thing that Debian
> got really right. I don't really see the value in re-inventing Debian
> package management. Why not just use it?

If you can really restrict your deployments just to a single
distribution of a single OS, great. Many of us are not in that
position.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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