[SciPy-User] audio related scikits fortune

David Cournapeau cournape@gmail....
Wed Jan 16 09:20:36 CST 2013

Hi Klo,

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 2:23 AM, klo uo <klonuo@gmail.com> wrote:
> Can anyone provide more information about these scikits:
>  - audiolab (wrapper to libsndfile)
>  - samplerate (wrapper to libsamplerate)
>  - talkbox (couple of speech related functions)
> They are all by the same author and it seems to me like some rapid event
> caused their abandonment some 3 years ago. All had future plans and TODOs,
> and are moderately popular according pypi data.

> Also I experienced that their packaging is unfortunate and documentation
> hard to generate. No binary distributions and neither package reads standard
> library/include folders, but manually editing site.cfg is required.

The rapid event is that I graduated :) The packaging should be pretty
standard. There is some complexity to look for the underlying library
on mac/windows, but nothing fundamental.

> Github issues and PR are frozen. I opened issue on one of packages asking
> for information, but got no response, so I thought that maybe someone here
> knows more about it.

I don't know why I did not see all those issues/PR, that's not good, I
would have expected GH to ping me. I will look into those today for at
least audiolab (the most popular).

I don't have time to upgrade them, though. I would be happy to 'give
the key' to people who are interested in picking it up beyond mere


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