[AstroPy] Proliferating py-astro-libs

Erik Bray embray at stsci.edu
Fri Jun 10 19:30:20 EDT 2011

On 06/10/2011 05:47 PM, Erik Tollerud wrote:
 > So the vision I have for astropysics is to house all such modules in
 > one *package*, while still implementing them as separate modules
 > within that package.  As Thomas points out, combining this with the
 > excellent capabilities of git and github means different people can
 > work on different modules on different branches, while still keeping
 > it a single package. This is akin to the idea of the Goddard IDL
 > library (an approach that is clearly working fairly well with the
 > community), while still being pythonic and up-to-date in terms of project
 > management.

+1 to this.  Grouping closely related functionality to a medium-sized 
package is probably best from a project management perspective.  Think 
scikits.astronomy or scikits.photometry or the like (not saying it has 
to be part of scikits, though they provide a good example).

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