[Baypiggies] SciPy 2008 conference / early registration ends July 11

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 10:02:36 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 11:20 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
>> I had asked about SciPy last year and was sad I missed it. However, I don't
>> see anything on the agenda for BioPython this year =(
>> Is it just not as popular in the SciPy community? I know BioPerl still has
>> more "market share," but I'd like to learn more because: I "heart" me
>> python...
> Just to clarify things, the question should be asked in reverse: is
> biopython not very popular in the bioinformatics/computational
> molecular biology community?  The talks presented  at scipy'08 were
> simply selected from whatever was sent by potential presenters, so
> either:
> 1. no talks on biopython were proposed by anyone.
> or
> 2. talks were proposed, but they were ranked below all the other
> proposed talks by the committee based on the technical quality of
> their abstract.
> Disclaimer: I'm one of the tutorials organizers, but I'm NOT on the
> program committee.  I do not know which of the two above happened.

I went to a scientific talk at PyCon:
 The guy said, "Unfortunately, Biopython isn't as nice, as large, or
as well organized as BioPerl." Despite this, he still preferred to
code in Python over Perl.


It's a walled garden, but the flowers sure are lovely!

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