[SciPy-dev] PRIMME: PReconditioned Iterative MultiMethod Eigensolver

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 23:15:51 CDT 2006

David Cournapeau wrote:
> David Cournapeau wrote:
>> I have seen scikits mentioned before already, but I didn't find an 
>> explanation on what it is (supposed to be ?) in the archive. Is it just 
>> a separate svn branch to have clean separation between code which 
>> depends on different bindings ? I am not sure to understand the link 
>> between scikits and the problem of depending on optional codes ?
> I am sorry, I meant is scikits a separate svn branch for code which 
> depends on libraries with different *licenses* than scipy,

Fernando Perez brought up the idea some time ago to establish a namespace 
package (with projects.scipy.org hosting) for valuable scipy-related projects 
that {c,w,sh}ould not actually go into scipy for whatever reason. One good 
reason would be the license.

Instead of making more code based on LGPL and GPL software optional to avoid 
license hassles, it's cleaner all around to simply put the problematic code into 
a separate package.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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