[SciPy-user] RE : Re: SciPy Data Analysis Workbench

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Thu Jan 18 07:30:16 CST 2007


Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> Hi Robert,
>
> I think I share you point of view: on the short term for you project,
> traits is not a good option. On the long term, I think it might be.
>
>>   [rant in French about the French governement putting money in scilab
>>    which is much less interesting the scipy and Co. ]
>
> Yes, I agree with what you said. I have used scilab before, and, appart
> of the reduce language abilities and toolbox, I must say that when I sent
> in patches (one-liners) I got told by the developpers that my problems
> (Linux related) where not a priority.
>
> The thing isn't even properly open-source.
To be fair to scilab (which I don't like much myself either), it was 
started quite sometime ago, and it has some possibilities that neither 
octave or python seem to have, such as a kind of clone of simulink, 
which is supposed to be really useful in some circles.

David


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