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

Scott Sinclair scott.sinclair.za@gmail....
Wed Mar 14 05:12:20 CDT 2012

On 14 March 2012 10:16, Sebastian Haase <seb.haase@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:58 AM, Scott Sinclair
> <scott.sinclair.za@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 14 March 2012 09:21, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Can we start by removing recipes that aren't useful anymore, links to
>> > external sites (there are ~40 OpenOpt / FuncDesigner links for example) and
>> > the list of all pages? That would cut down the Cookbook page to a more
>> > manageable size immediately.
>> There's also quite a lot related to Matplotlib, MayaVi etc. which
>> might have a better home with those projects.
> I find it quite interesting to see those examples. I'm not involved in
> those other projects,
>  and this is the only time I would see "what's possible".
> So, "SciPy Central/Cookbook" could be understood in
> the broader sense of "Science with Python", rather than "only" how to
> use the scipy-package....

Sure they're interesting, I'm not proposing to throw anything away
(lot's of people have contributed their time to produce the recipes).

I still think that recipes which tell me how to do task X, with
package Y are better hosted in the documentation/online resources of
package Y. Recipes that solve a specific problem primarily using
Numpy/Scipy, but that might also use Matplotlib/MayaVi/Chaco/? for
plotting or cython/f2py/SWIG to speed up or wrap compiled code feel
like they have a better fit.

Overall, navigating through the Scipy web presence is awfully
convoluted and I'm wondering how we can start solving that.


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