[SciPy-User] Central File Exchange for SciPy

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Sat Oct 30 07:07:48 CDT 2010

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 02:02:46PM +0200, Gerrit Holl wrote:
> >> The Cookbook holds small pieces of code:
> >> http://www.scipy.org/Cookbook

> > Yes, but it wouldn't really work if hundreds (or thousands) of people would
> > submit pieces of code.

> Why not add it to scipy?

Because code requires maintenance, releases, and quality assurance. If
thousands of people start pushing code in scipy, they need to help doing
both of these things. 

The goal of a repo with no garanties like Matlab Central is to lower the
barrier to sharing code, but giving up on any garanties.

> Or if it doesn't fit put it somewhere and
> link it from http://www.scipy.org/Topical_Software

That means buiding software packages, which is also more work than simply
dumping code on a webpage.


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