[SciPy-user] Renaming scipy_core: here we go again

Gerard Vermeulen gerard.vermeulen at grenoble.cnrs.fr
Wed Jan 4 01:36:45 CST 2006

On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 22:35:44 -0700
Fernando Perez <Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu> wrote:

> lanceboyle at qwest.net wrote:
> > All of these names are obscure. _Must_ that be the way of open source  
> > projects? Would you give any of these names to a product that you  
> > wished to sell and thus wished to be descriptive?
> > 
> > First, consider that non-scientists might be interested in the  
> > software; for example, an engineer might find it useful. Second,  
> > consider your audience. To whom outside this group does  
> > "scicore" (SKI-cor) mean diddly? You are suffering from the "Airport  
> > Sign Syndrome" wherein the people who make signs for airports already  
> > know where to go; it's the folks from out of town who get into fender  
> > benders trying to decipher bad signs.
> Several of us have already admitted we suck at coming up with good names.  And 
> we've been burning time on this issue, when Travis could be renaming code and 
> setting up the new repo.
> So how about, instead of criticizing on something we already know, you simply 
> make useful suggestions OF BETTER NAMES?  We already admitted we don't know 
> how to do better, so by all means help.
Why not
scipy (was scipy-core)
scipy++ (was scipy-svn)?

Those names are less obscure than the ones proposed and people may guess
there is a base package and an extension package.


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