[SciPy-user] Any Books on SciPy?

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Wed Feb 28 01:31:56 CST 2007


Damn it, I intended to send this e-mail off list !

On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 08:29:32AM +0100, Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 11:19:51PM -0700, Fernando Perez wrote:
> > http://amath.colorado.edu/faculty/fperez/tmp/py4science.pdf

> Nice ! Really nice ! I am very happy that someone is writing something
> about all this in a consistent way.

> I have two questions: what will be the distribution mode (printed matter,
> internet and free, both) ? This is important because an easily and freely
> available book really helps spreading the word. Second question: what
> will be the licence ? The reason I ask this is that I could consider
> trying to contribute if I can reuse the part I contribute.

> As you are probably aware (I think you follow the enthought-dev ML)
> Prabhu and I are currently trying to find time to code a nice "mlab"
> interface to mayavi2. Once it has made some progress (expect two to three
> months) it will be much nicer than the current way of using mayavi from
> python. Of course there is the problem that mayavi2 is not properly
> distributed currently. That might change as enthought is currently
> pushing for a modular eggs-based version of their tool suite.

> Anyway if we can get something out of mayavi's mlab, I could write
> document how to use it and contribute a modified version of it to your
> book.

> Similarly you could use a modified version of my traitsUI tutorial
> http://www.gael-varoquaux.info/computers/traits_tutorial/index.html if
> you think this is not out of scope.

> Thumbs up for such work !

> Gaël



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