[AstroPy] SciPy 2012

Kathleen Labrie klabrie@gemini....
Wed Mar 28 15:42:47 CDT 2012

:)   BoF = birds of a feather, ie. some sort of break out session.
ADASS = Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems.  It's a 
yearly conference.


On Mar 28, 2012, at 10:12 AM, Andy Casey wrote:

> Somebody's going to have to spell out those acronyms to me.
> Cheers,
> Andy
> On Wednesday, 28 March 2012 at 9:08 PM, Kathleen Labrie wrote:
>> On a side note, is it time for an AstroPy BoF at ADASS?
>> Kathleen
>> On Mar 28, 2012, at 8:53 AM, Erik Bray wrote:
>>> On 03/28/2012 02:36 PM, James Turner wrote:
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>> I'm just wondering who is thinking of attending SciPy in Austin this
>>>> July 16-21:
>>>> http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2012/
>>>> I've been asked by the organizers to help out, but am just figuring out
>>>> what my plans are, since it clashes with a couple of things. If there's
>>>> enough interest, I would propose an AstroPy sprint during the last
>>>> couple of days, where people (including me) can get started contributing
>>>> and focus on one or two areas of missing functionality, compared with
>>>> eg. IRAF or IDL.
>>>> I gather the next AstroPy co-ordination meeting is likely to happen
>>>> separately elsewhere, due to people's limited availability during the
>>>> conference season, but SciPy is a good venue for wider exposure and for
>>>> participants to learn about other Python tools (eg. NumPy, Matplotlib,
>>>> GPU libraries, symbolic mathematics, you name it...).
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> James.
>>> I'm probably going to hold off until I see what tutorials get
>>> accepted--the tutorials were kind of the highlight of SciPy for me last
>>> year. I don't recall getting too much out of the talks. Not that there
>>> was anything wrong with them, or that there weren't some very
>>> interesting ones. Just that there were only a handful I felt that I took
>>> much away from that's of immediate use to me. But that's just me.
>>> That said, I don't mean to sound down on SciPy. And an Astropy sprint
>>> would be a great incentive. I can't believe it's already been nearly a
>>> year since last time...
>>> Erik
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