[IPython-dev] Announcement: Set of IPython Notebooks to learn Python for Exploratory Computing

Satrajit Ghosh satra at mit.edu
Thu Jul 31 20:58:27 EDT 2014

hi greg and fernando,

along these both git-annex [1] and ipfs [2] might be solutions for the near
future, and would offer easy flexibility across data sizes.



[1] https://git-annex.branchable.com/
[2] http://ipfs.io

On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com>

> On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Greg Wilson <gvwilson at third-bit.com>
> wrote:
>> During our sprint last week, Rémi Emonet and Raniere Silva started
>> exploring the idea of using off-the-shelf package managers to manage lesson
>> material [1,2] so that something like:
>> $ conda install barba-12-steps-navier-stokes
>> will do what it should.  I'm really excited by the idea, and hope to put
>> some time into it once September rolls around - if people are interested,
>> I'll send a note to this list once work gets under way.
> Please do so! I've been thinking lately a lot along those lines as well,
> the 'code and data (up to some size limits) as a package'. I think there's
> a lot of potential in that line of thinking, and we may be able to leverage
> a lot of existing technology to make it easier to reuse bundles of material
> that focus on a specific teaching or research context, making both
> education and reproducible research easier.
> The fact that there are valid limits to the above with enormous data sizes
> shouldn't deter us from making progress on the many use cases where that
> won't be an issue.
> Cheers
> f
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