[SciPy-user] SciPy Journal

massimo sandal massimo.sandal@unibo...
Fri Jun 1 05:55:23 CDT 2007

Robert Kern ha scritto:
> massimo sandal wrote:
>> Same here. The problem is, will someone publish it? Will it gain
>> academic respectability? An academic journal revolving around a single
>> software library seems very odd to me -is there a, let's say, "GLIBC
>> Journal" somewhere? Maybe that's just me being ignorant.
> Look at the "Journal of Statistical Software". Its name might as well be the
> "Journal of R".
>   http://www.jstatsoft.org/

Still, I don't feel convinced it's a worthwile idea (J.Stat.Softw. 
doesn't look like one, either). However, if you want to do it, well, do 
it. :) It can also be possible I'll contribute to it in the future, if 
you take into consideration entries about software that uses SciPy. I'd 
also broaden the scope to take into account NumPy, Matplotlib and in 
general all science things doing Python. Another interesting requirement 
could be that algorithms, software etc. presented must show at least one 
open-source (as defined by OSI) implementation.

The only thing I am really worried is the requirement of an article 
along with documentation for inclusion of code into SciPy. This can have 


Massimo Sandal
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Department of Biochemistry "G.Moruzzi"

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