[SciPy-dev] SciPy Foundation

David Goldsmith d_l_goldsmith@yahoo....
Mon Aug 3 12:33:27 CDT 2009


Thanks, Prabhu, this looks very promising!  I look forward to your talk!

DG

--- On Mon, 8/3/09, Prabhu Ramachandran <prabhu@aero.iitb.ac.in> wrote:

> From: Prabhu Ramachandran <prabhu@aero.iitb.ac.in>
> Subject: Re: [SciPy-dev] SciPy Foundation
> To: jh@physics.ucf.edu, scipy-dev@scipy.org
> Cc: "Scipy Users" <scipy-user@scipy.org>, "Astronomy Python" <astropy@scipy.org>, numpy-discussion@scipy.org
> Date: Monday, August 3, 2009, 10:20 AM
> On 07/31/09 22:36, Joe Harrington
> wrote:
> > About sixteen months ago, I launched the SciPy
> Documentation Project
> > and its Marathon.  Dozens pitched in and now
> numpy docs are rapidly
> > approaching a professional level.  The "pink
> wave" ("Needs Review"
> > status) is at 56% today!  There is consensus
> among doc writers that
> > much of the rest can be labeled in the "unimportant"
> category, so
> > we're close to starting the review push (hold your
> fire, there is a
> > web site mod to be done first).
> > 
> > We're also nearing the end of the summer, and it's
> time to look ahead.
> > The path for docs is clear, but the path for SciPy is
> not.  I think
> > our weakest area right now is organization of the
> project.  There is
> > no consensus-based plan for improvement of the whole
> toward a stated
> > goal, no centralized coordination of work, and no
> funded work focused
> > on many of our weaknesses, notwithstanding my doc
> effort and what
> > Enthought does for code.
> 
> Thank you for your efforts!
> 
> I believe I will be able to help this effort in various
> ways over the 
> next few years from India as part of a large government
> grant.  I do not 
> have the time to discuss it here at the moment but I will
> be at SciPy09 
> and would love to discuss it there in person.  I will
> also be talking 
> briefly about our overall goals there.  Specifically
> see:
> 
>   http://conference.scipy.org/abstract?id=13
> 
> regards,
> prabhu
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