[Numpy-discussion] ATLAS - support letter

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 01:54:45 EDT 2011


Hi,

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 6:55 PM, pratik <pratik.mallya at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 April 2011 10:57 PM, Matthew Brett wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm on the ATLAS mailing list, maybe some of y'all are too.  Clint
>> Whaley, the author of ATLAS, was asking for letters to support his
>> tenure case.  That is, letters saying that lots of us benefit greatly
>> from his work - which is obviously true.
>>
>> Can we the numpy community produce such a letter?  Who would it best come from?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Matthew
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> If the place where he is seeking tenure does not know his name (i.e
> hasn't heard of ATLAS) then it is not a good place to seek tenure in :) .

It seems to me that we are so used to depending on ATLAS we forget
just how much we rely on Clint to support and improve it.  This seems
like one of those rare times when it's fairly easy to give something
back...

Best,

Matthew



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