[SciPy-Dev] potential scikits package

David Warde-Farley dwf@cs.toronto....
Thu Jul 15 22:01:12 CDT 2010


On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 06:45:09PM -0700, Matthew Brett wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> > Recently I have developed a package to read IDL save files into Python,
> > at http://idlsave.sourceforge.net/. The code is now very robust, and works
> > for many different IDL save files of varying complexity (including
> > structures). Since this is something that is likely to be most useful for
> > scientists, I was wondering whether it is a good candidate to make into a
> > scikits package. 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.
> 
> I would have thought that would be very good to go in scipy.io
> directly.   I'm happy to help ...

Agreed, though I think the purpose of starting it as a scikit would be to
make sure everything (including documentation, hint hint ;) is up to snuff,
satisfactory, etc.

David


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