[SciPy-User] Naming Ideas

Perry Greenfield perry@stsci....
Wed Sep 5 10:59:35 CDT 2012


It's short, google unique, spelling is pretty connected to  
pronunciation, and makes reasonable sense.

Unless someone comes up with a clearly better alternative, it's my  
favorite by far.

Perry

On Sep 5, 2012, at 11:43 AM, Travis Oliphant wrote:

> 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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