[SciPy-user] Subject: Re: Scientific Python publications

Nicolas Pettiaux nicolas.pettiaux@ael...
Sun Nov 4 10:09:57 CST 2007

2007/10/29, jaropis <jaropis@gazeta.pl>:
> > Maybe Jarek could send us or post on his website a copy of a previous
> > version of the paper. These are not covered usually by the (abusive)
> > copyright of the Journal
> No problem - the copyright agreement gives me the right to post it on my
> website, so here it is:
> http://www.if.uz.zgora.pl/~jaropis/geomasy

much thanks,


> The animation, all figures and all calculations were done in Python
> (+Scilab+Pylab), but obviously this is not a programming paper and Python
> is a research tool here (which I think is the goal of the creators of the
> wonderful language and libraries). Unfortunately there is only code for
> Matlab - just a few one-liners. In HRV (heart rate variability) research
> most people use Matlab and hardly anyone even knows about Python. I am
> trying to advertise Python, but the paper would not have been accepted with
> code in Python.

such a dependance on the language is very sad. As well as is the fact
IMHO, that in a scientific paper, the author do not have to publish
the code, or at least allow the other researchers to have access to it
and read it and rerun it, to check the results as this one of the very
purpose of publishing.

Nicolas Pettiaux - email: nicolas.pettiaux@ael.be
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