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

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Wed Jan 4 02:17:42 CST 2012

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 8:33 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

Sorry, I meant the contrary from what I wrote: of course, putting
something in scikits does not prevent it from being integrated in
scipy later.


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