[SciPy-User] Pylab - standard packages

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Sun Sep 23 08:41:13 CDT 2012

On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 2:35 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've put a draft version of the specification up here:
> https://github.com/pylab/website/blob/master/specification.rst
> How about adding at least a placeholder for the with-compiler pylab?

> It's still based on the slide Fernando posted. A couple of packages
> are in active discussion:
> - The IPython notebook has prompted a lot of debate. If you haven't
> yet voted, please do so: http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/567610
> - The author of h5py has offered it for inclusion, but no-one else has
> spoken up for or against it. I'd like to hear from users of both that
> and PyTables (another interface to HDF5 files).
> If there are any other packages you think are important enough to be
> in the standard, or you feel that some of those currently included
> should not be, now is the time to speak up.

At least `nose`, we have to be able to run tests for packages.

> We also still need to pick sensible minimum versions of SymPy, pandas,
> statsmodels, scikits-learn, scikits-image, PyTables and NetworkX. As a
> rough guide, if you were writing code to post on a blog, what version
> can you assume most readers should have? I'm thinking of desktop
> installations, not servers, so we needn't be too conservative.

If we're going with Fernando's "set the bar high" principle, how about the
last released version of each package?

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