[SciPy-User] Pylab - standard packages

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Fri Sep 21 15:43:25 CDT 2012


On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:47 AM, Skipper Seabold <jsseabold@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I like the idea of trying to emulate something like R's install.package
> (eventually). This, to me, is one of the reasons it's so successful. The
> target audience, as I think it is for pylab, is users - people that are
> proficient at writing scripts and generally smart problem solvers but not
> necessarily extremely great programmers. For example, I don't think there's
> an assumption that the average R user has working knowledge of how to build
> a package from scratch. Developers, on the other hand, don't need too much
> hand holding to get the other tools they need - e.g., compilers, sphinx
> probably falls in here, etc. If having things like distribute in the package
> helps move us in this direction (would it?), then I think that's a good
> argument for including it.

Sorry, I only credited before Nathaniel for some of these ideas, but I
was also thinking about this post.  Big +1 on this.


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