[SciPy-User] Contributing to SciPy was Re: Least-squares fittings with bounds: why is scipy not up to the task?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Sat Mar 10 13:48:11 CST 2012

On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:

> 10.03.2012 19:16, josef.pktd@gmail.com kirjoitti:
> [clip]
> > I think it would be useful to have a central location for publishing
> > code and get earlier feedback from users. (Currently I bookmark, for
> > example,  gists or modules in a random package, that look interesting
> > and I might not find again when I need them in future.)
> >
> > I'm still envious of the matlab fileexchange with a very useful
> > commenting system where I look more often than at scipy-central, and I
> > like the commenting system on stackoverflow that gives a much faster
> > way of evaluating several ways of doing things.
> >
> > I also think Mathworks and Statacorp are very smart in supporting user
> > code, since (I assume) that they look at the download statistic to see
> > what is in high demand and might incorporate code if it's license
> > compatible.
> I think this is pretty much the position scipy-central tries to fill. As
> far as I understand, what you say that is missing is
> - more advertisement

As a start, I added a link on the main scipy.org site. Adding it to
http://new.scipy.org/ would also be good - SciPy Central needs a logo


> - comment system
> The former can be fixed. The latter requires someone to sit down and
> think how to implement it --- but it shouldn't be too difficult, as the
> app [1] is written with Django and seems pretty easy to work on. If
> someone familiar with web applications wants to give a hand here, this
> would be an opportunity to contribute.
> [1] https://github.com/kgdunn/SciPyCentral/
> --
> Pauli Virtanen
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