[SciPy-Dev] potential scikits package

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille@gmail....
Wed Jul 14 20:50:51 CDT 2010


>> <thomas.robitaille@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In the long run it is likely this package (if re-licensed with a BSD
>>> licence) might be considered for inclusion in scipy? I noticed functions in
>>> scipy to read in matlab files, so this is along the same lines.
>> 
>> This looks like a great contribution, and I suspect you'd get even
>> more feedback if you put in the email subject 'IDL file reader', as
>> many people who care about IDL may accidentally skip this message :)
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
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> There's also discussion regarding astronomy-specific libraries.
> Astronomers use IDL right? They'd probably be really interested.

I actually wrote this for astronomers originally, and advertised it on the astropy mailing list, but I think this could be useful for other fields too, so decided it might be a good idea to merge it into a general scientific library rather than an astronomy library.

Cheers,

Thomas




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