[SciPy-dev] 2009 Google Summer of Code

Michael Abshoff michael.abshoff@googlemail....
Mon Jan 12 21:45:32 CST 2009


Jarrod Millman wrote:

Hi,

> Google has announced that it will be running Summer of Code and Google
> Highly Open Participation Contest again this summer.  Due to the
> current economic climate, the SoC will be smaller this year.  But the
> participant stipends will remain the same amount as last year.
> 
> SciPy has participated in the SoC for the last several years.  Our
> involvement in this program has been extremely productive.  Last year
> there were several NumPy/SciPy related projects including:
> 
>   NumPy test framework enhancement
>   Alan McIntyre
> 
>   Developing Cython for Easy NumPy Integration
>   Dag Sverre Seljebotn
> 
>   Moving OpenOpt Forward
>   Dmitrey Kroshko
> 
> While it isn't certain that we will get any student proposals
> accepted, it is important to start developing proposals now.  Please
> feel free to send ideas to the list or use the wiki:
> http://scipy.org/scipy/scipy/wiki/SummerofCodeIdeas
> 
> For instance, here are a few ideas for SoC projects that I have been
> thinking about:
> 
>   - Port NumPy/SciPy to Python 3.0

This would certainly rock and be the top pick if I had any say in it. 
Depending on how my summer looks I would even be interested in doing this :)

>   - Date/time types
>     http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/browser/trunk/doc/neps/datetime-proposal3.rst
> 
>   - integrate Jonathan Taylor's statistical models into scipy.stats.
> 
>   - improve datasource and integrate it into all the numpy/scipy io
>     http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/browser/trunk/numpy/lib/_datasource.py
> 
>   - clean up, refactor scipy package structure:
>     scipy.lib, scipy.misc, scipy.stsci
> 
>   - modernize, clean-up scipy.weave/numpy.f2py, integrate fast-vectorize
> 
> Thanks,
> Jarrod

Cheers,

Michael

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