[SciPy-User] Naming Ideas

Travis Oliphant travis@continuum...
Wed Sep 5 10:43:58 CDT 2012


The name pylab has been suggested in the past for the use-case we are discussing and would be a good name    

+1 

-Travis


On Sep 5, 2012, at 10:11 AM, Keir Mierle wrote:

> If you guys put the pylab name to good use, that would be awesome.
> 
> On Sep 5, 2012 6:24 AM, "Thomas Kluyver" <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5 September 2012 14:05, Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
> > The only name that people seem to actually like for this is "PyLab".
> > Of course the problem is that people liked it enough that it has
> > existing usages (matplotlib.pylab, ipython -pylab, etc.) that AFAICT
> > are now considered to be poorly put together and deprecated. But the
> > actual meaning has always been pretty much what we're looking for
> > here, and it has existing name recognition.
> 
> I quite like this idea at first glance. A quick search suggests that
> someone else (Keir Mierle, CCed here) had a similar idea some time ago
> : http://www.scipy.org/PyLab
> 
> As a minimum, I think we'd need to get pylab.org and build an
> introduction site there. pylab.org currently redirects to
> https://bitbucket.org/vejnar/pylab_build (a seemingly unrelated use of
> the term pylab). But that seems to have been inactive for 2 years, so
> maybe vejnar wouldn't mind parting with it.
> 
> Thomas
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