[SciPy-User] Naming Ideas

K.-Michael Aye kmichael.aye@gmail....
Fri Sep 7 20:25:30 CDT 2012


On 2012-09-07 23:56:26 +0000, josef.pktd@gmail.com said:

> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 7:33 PM, K.-Michael Aye <kmichael.aye@gmail.com> wrote:
>> SPylab ? ;)
>> 
>> If not that, than I would comment that I don't think the name 'pylab'
>> connotates towards a matlab clone. there are so many xxxlab names
>> there. I also was thinking of scilab, but that's taken by some French
>> numerical software package.
> 
> I thought scilab is a matlab imitation, or it's advertised as "close
> alternative"

That might still be true. But /my/ first google hit provides this:

http://scilab.org
and they have this in their legal notice:

Scilab Enterprises
Headquarters : 2 rue Jean Rostand, Parc Orsay Université
91893 Orsay Cedex - France
So it /IS/ 'some' french numerical software package. ;)

Have a good weekend!

PS.: No likes for SPylab?? *sniff*

> 
> e.g. first link that google gave 
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=594737
> 
> Josef
> I'm NOT a clone http://rlab.sourceforge.net/
> 
>> 
>> I would somehow prefer scipy though, as it encompasses everything what
>> I have in mind when thinking of doing science with python, but I can't
>> comment on the inherent confusions that seem to appear recently
>> regarding this.
>> 
>> Michael
>> 
>> 
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