[Numpy-discussion] Developer NumPy list versus User NumPy list

Bruce Southey bsouthey at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 22:23:32 EST 2011

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 9:02 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.root at ou.edu> wrote:
> On Thursday, January 27, 2011, Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker at noaa.gov> wrote:
>> On 1/27/11 3:35 PM, Travis Oliphant wrote:
>>>>> What is the thought about having two separate NumPy lists (one for development discussions and one for user discussions)?
>> Speaking as someone who hasn't contributed code to numpy itself, I still
>> really like to follow the development discussion, so I'll subscribe to
>> both lists anyway, and filter them to the same place in my email. So it
>> makes little difference to me.
>> -Chris
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> Personally, I like separating the two lists and I think it has served
> matplotlib well.  In gmail, I can tag them separately and with
> different colors.  It makes it very easy to spot which emails I feel
> like handling at the moment.
> But, as I have been told, I am weird...
> Ben Root

You bring up a good point, for those people that only use numpy or
scipy then it makes sense to have separate lists.

I have no problem with the lists as they are now. I also tag them
differently so I tend to focus first on numpy then scipy-dev and
finally scipy-user.  For the most part people do post to the correct
list so usually there is no confusion. Usually scipy-user tends to be
very different from the other two but I do not see many major numpy
threads that would really be the same as scipy-user. Also I think
scipy-user has it's own vibe as well as scipy-dev being different than
numpy list.


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