[SciPy-dev] Scipy workflow (and not tools).

Elston, Gareth R gelston@doosanbabcock....
Thu Feb 26 05:17:50 CST 2009


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> From: Brian Granger <ellisonbg.net@gmail.com>
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> Neil,
> 
> Thanks for speaking up!  I think there are *many* people in your
> situation, including myself - I too am mostly a silent watcher of
> SciPy and I would be much more likely to contribute if the things you
> list were a part of the Scipy development culture:
> 
> * Tests
> * Code review
> * Documentation
> * Good tools and workflow.
> 
> I think it is an unproven myth that these things are "barriers" for
> people who want to write code.  In most cases that I have seen, these
> things *encourage* new people to contribute to a project and greatly
> improve the quality of the code being written by newbies and veteran's
> alike.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Brian

I'm another long-time lurker who's been thinking about contributing for
a while but who's been a bit uncertain about where to start. These
discussions, plus the git branches Pauli has created, are encouraging me
greatly to roll up my sleeves and delve in.

Cheers,
Gareth.

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