[SciPy-Dev] [Probe] How amongst you are pro devs working for scipy ?

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Sat Jun 9 09:38:38 CDT 2012


On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM, David Kremer <david.kremer.dk@gmail.com>wrote:

> On 09/06/2012 14:56, Jason Grout wrote:
> > Does it?   For example, a college professor might work on scipy as part
> > of his job in order to add needed functionality.  Do they count as a
> > professional developer, even if they don't code for a living?
> >
> > A person that writes code for a living might work on scipy in his spare
> > time.  Does that make them not a professional developer of scipy?
> >
> > A person might be unemployed, and so work a lot on scipy, as much as a
> > regular job.  Does that make them a "professional" or a "hobbyist"?
>
> I don't mean to oppose professional developer and hobbyist, actually my
> question would rather related to a curiosity about where come from the
> scipy base code ? I know that scientists are working on it, but
> honestly, it seems to me such a great piece of work that I would be
> astonished if absolutely no company was involved directly in the scipy
> code.
>

Most of scipy code has been contributed by volunteers. Some paid
programmers often contribute bug fixes or new features.

Scipy is used by private companies as well (geophysics, finance, etc…)

David
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