[AstroPy] Proliferating py-astro-libs
jh at physics.ucf.edu
Sat Jun 11 02:03:02 EDT 2011
Responding quickly to Perry...
I like the matplotlib approach to the IDL problem: Implement it right
first. Then write compatibility wrappers that look like IDL. These
keep old code alive without requiring maintenance of two full
I dislike the SAGE approach. It installs too much, and not enough,
both at the same time! Base classes, small and independent packages,
meta-packages that have dependencies on a selection of real packages
and thus look like monolithic systems you can easily extend, all done
at the package-manager level. Tests. Docs. A small start but with a
big and straightforward design. This is the way to go.
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