[SciPy-user] [SciPy-dev] Statistics review months
Alan G Isaac
aisaac at american.edu
Mon Apr 3 11:02:44 CDT 2006
>> My concern is that this is effort re-inventing a wheel.
>> Would it not be better to improve the R interface rather
>> than effectively duplicating functionality that's already
>> in R (a Free, and high quality piece of software)?
On Mon, 3 Apr 2006, Matthew Brett apparently wrote:
> Well, I think the argument would be that if you are writing software
> in Python that needs this functionality, then making R and RPy a
> dependency is a burden, even if RPy is working perfectly on all
> platforms. It also means that NumPy will be less likely to attract
> statisticians, if you still require R for your statistical processing.
It would also mean that using numpy for stats would involve
GPL'd rather than free software. ;-)
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