[SciPy-user] RE : Re: SciPy Data Analysis Workbench

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitb.ac.in
Thu Jan 18 06:12:30 CST 2007

>>>>> "Robert" == Robert VERGNES <robert.vergnes at yahoo.fr> writes:

    Robert> Hi Gael, Ok. I admit that!
    >>> From what I can see Traits can make coding GUI much MORE
    >>> clearer than wxpython and faster.
    Robert> ;-) But being in the middle of finishing a first release
    Robert> of the workbench - having spent so many hours of coding
    Robert> the GUI wxpython... aaarff - changing now does NOT make me

I understand.  I did not realize you had already spent a ton of time
on this.  Also note that traits is one part of ETS.  There is a lot of
other stuff.  This includes envisage which lets you build applications
via plugins.  It also includes kiva, chaco and mayavi2.  There is more

    Robert> feel comfortable... . Also I want to use the soft on Win
    Robert> and Linux.  And I am not sure that Traits could handle

Some of us develop code for ETS on Linux and the Mac.  Many others
develop entirely on win32.  Needless to say, it works on Win32 as

    Robert> what I need.  I will release soon a first version and you
    Robert> will give you opinion if it could be dealt with by Traits.
    Robert> For example: creating one datapage of the workbench can
    Robert> certainly be made with Traits (a datapage being a notebook
    Robert> which include different pages of different type such
    Robert> datagrid, graph, shell, etc..).  But then I use a notebook
    Robert> inside a notebook to generate the dataset... -ie set of
    Robert> datapages. So I am not so sure that it would easy to
    Robert> handle with Traits and control all the controls...). I
    Robert> will let you judge when it will be released.

With traits and envisage there are some pretty cool things you can do.
Unfortunately, I think the ETS developers (myself included) haven't
done enough by the way of reaching out to people and telling them what
you can do with it.


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