[IPython-User] IPython parallel functionality added to http://wiki.python.org/moin/ParallelProcessing

Brian Granger ellisonbg@gmail....
Tue Dec 14 12:37:44 CST 2010

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 5:29 AM, Dan Halbert <halbert@halwitz.org> wrote:
> You're very welcome about adding IPython to the wiki. I would not have
> known about the parallel stuff in IPython if I hadn't read the manual in
> some detail.
> Deciding how to list it was actually the hardest part of putting it in
> the wiki. The parallel capability does not have a uniform name, as far
> as I know. It is just "the parallel functionality in IPython" right now.
> Do you think it should have a name? The import name is not very
> descriptive: "from IPython.kernel import client".
> Having a name speaks to the "is the parallelism separable?" discussion
> also on ipython-user now, but even without being separated, it might be
> nice to have a uniform shorthand name. I offer some strawmen:
> parallel IPython (capitalized or not)
> IPython parallelism
> IParPython
> IPythonMulti
> MultIPython
> IPythonTimesN
> distributed IPython
> IPython clustering
> IPCluster

I guess at least informally I have been referring to it as "Parallel
IPython" or "IPython.kernel"

But I agree that we probably want to formalize the name a bit more so
we have something concrete to refer to.



> (or IPyCluster? Another digression: I see several projects with "IP" as
> a prefix, but that has many meanings; "IPy" seems more specific to me.)
> Dan
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Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

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