[SciPy-dev] Scikits and stuff

dmitrey dmitrey.kroshko@scipy....
Fri Dec 28 07:10:54 CST 2007

There are lots of scikit attributes important to users:
- license
- current maturity status
- development rate

So yielding lots of *sci* classes only for to separate scikits by 
license is not a good idea (+taking into account lots of different 
license classes). BTW, some scikits are BSD-licensed.

I think it should be something like database, like PYPI.
scipy should have a function (like "aptitude install pylab") to list all 
available (maybe, via some kind of search, specifying interested 
parameters - isOpenSourse, isOSIApproved, including some keywords, etc), 
extract and install required scikits from internet.

Maybe, it has some sense to start the function after scipy installation 
(or yielding a text message after scipy installation finish about the 

Regards, D.

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