[IPython-dev] Results of last year's user survey

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 12:30:34 EDT 2014

On 11 March 2014 05:13, Matthew Turk <matthewturk at gmail.com> wrote:

> We're a smaller project (by a good amount) than IPython, but we've had
> good luck with the Freenode web gateway for yt:
> http://webchat.freenode.net/

For the record: before we switched to hipchat, we did promote the freenode
web version of the #ipython IRC channel with a link on the homepage.

In addition to the reasons Min mentioned, Hipchat can handle images inline,
which is handy for screenshots as the project has more of a visual
component. @mentions are the nicest thing, though - if I see a question in
the help room that I can't answer, but I know who can, I can ping them, and
most of the time, they log in a few seconds later.

> On surveys, and communication in general, could you not just add a
feature to the Notebook that allows it to connect to a central server
onload, so it can let users know there's some news and lets them load the
content directly? Users should have an obvious, one click toggle to disable
the connections, but few would.

We have actually talked about having some kind of statistics gathering, on
a strictly opt in basis. Delivering information would be an interesting
extension of that.

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