[SciPy-user] Pros and Cons of Python verses other array environments

A. M. Archibald peridot.faceted at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 22:17:23 CDT 2006


On 28/09/06, John Hunter <jdhunter at ace.bsd.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> >>>>> "Rob" == Rob Hetland <hetland at tamu.edu> writes:
>
> The first thing this thread makes me think is: why does wikipedia work
> but wikis for scientific python not.  If we followed Travis' lead and
> aggregated the collective wisdom on this thread into the wiki page, we
> would have something enduring for the masses.  As it is, only geeks
> like us who read mailing lists or archives will benefit from it.
> Maybe this points to the problem: the primary users and developers of
> scientific computing in python are sufficiently technologically
> literate that they not only overcome the additional complexity, they
> need it and crave it.

As an ex-Wikipedia addict, my first thought was to go and start
hacking on the page. But there's no discussion page! You have to just
go in and start mangling it and hope nobody minds (because if they do,
all they can do is start changing it back, with acerbic comments...)

A. M. Archibald


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