[SciPy-User] Naming Ideas

Eraldo Pomponi eraldo.pomponi@gmail....
Fri Sep 7 11:11:11 CDT 2012


I was just following the discussion up to now but at this point
I would say that py4science sounds really good.
It is simple, meaningful and with no remind of commercial software.

+1

Cheers,
Eraldo


On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 5:25 PM, Joe Kington <jkington@wisc.edu> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 9:41 AM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 4:57 AM, Almar Klein <almar.klein@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I dont think that the name pylab implies a matlab *clone*. An
>> alternative
>> > perhaps, which is true in many ways.
>>
>> Agreed, no more than scilab is taken to be a matlab clone (which it
>> isn't).  It's just a union of python and lab, something that brings up
>> ideas of science and experimentation.
>>
>> BTW, on another thread I just got reminded of the name John Hunter and
>> I started using years ago for our workshops, which I've also kept at
>> Berkeley for various activities: py4science.  I own all the domains
>> (org, net, com) and would be happy to transfer them if that name
>> sticks.
>>
>>
> Just to add another voice (as if there weren't enough already), I think
> the "py4science" name is an excellent choice.
>
> It clearly emphasizes the "scientific computing in python" angle without
> any conflicts with existing packages.  It's catchy and google-able, to boot.
>
> Just my two cents, at any rate.
> -Joe
>
>
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