[SciPy-User] Central File Exchange for SciPy

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Sat Oct 30 07:14:41 CDT 2010

Sat, 30 Oct 2010 14:02:46 +0200, Gerrit Holl wrote:
>> 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 Scipy should only receive general-purpose and good-quality code, 
and its release cycle is not that fast. 

On purpose:

The scope of Scipy is mainly to contain "basic tools for numerical 
scientific computation".

On quality:

What you typically have at first is "research quality code" --- it works 
for your particular problem, but it might not do everything necessary, 
may actually be a poor way to solve the problem, you are not 100% sure it 
has no bugs, and you haven't tested it for other problems. Refining it 
from this point onwards takes quite a bit of effort.

On speed:

You typically would like to publish your code now and not wait for a year 
before it's out.

Pauli Virtanen

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