[SciPy-User] Naming Ideas

Jason Grout jason-sage@creativetrax....
Fri Sep 7 10:13:46 CDT 2012

On 9/6/12 8:00 AM, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> On 6 September 2012 13:35, Alan G Isaac <alan.isaac@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The narrow goal of the current discussion as I understand it is to
>> standardize a subset of packages for scientific computing and to
>> provide a name that distributors can use to signal that they
>> include this set.
> Also, more importantly to my mind, having a clear name for what we
> sometimes call the 'scipy ecosystem', and a good starting point for
> new users. I see it as three components:
> - The name (the focus of discussion in this thread)
> - A website with an introduction and getting started instructions.
> - A standard, like Linux Standard Base, that distributions like EPD
> can conform to
> (In a similar vein, I'd like to make a Linux metapackage, so you can
> do "apt-get install pylab-base")

To throw in another example of a successful system like this: this is 
reminding me a lot of TeXLive, and how it is both a standard collection 
of packages and a specific versioned distribution.



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