[SciPy-Dev] Proposal for Scikit-Signal - a SciPy toolbox for signal processing

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Jan 3 14:33:01 CST 2012

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 20:18, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM, Travis Oliphant <travis@continuum.io> wrote:
>> I don't know if this has already been discussed or not.   But, I really don't understand the reasoning behind "yet-another-project" for signal processing.   That is the whole-point of the signal sub-project under the scipy namespace.   Why not just develop there?  Github access is easy to grant.
>> I must admit, I've never been a fan of the scikits namespace.  I would prefer that we just stick with the scipy namespace and work on making scipy more modular and easy to distribute as separate modules in the first place.   If you don't want to do that, then just pick a top-level name and use it.
> As mentioned by other, there are multiple reasons why one may not want
> to put something in scipy. I would note that putting something in
> scikits today means it cannot be integrated into scipy later.

Why not? We incorporate pre-existing code all of the time. What makes
a scikits project any different from others?

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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