[Numpy-discussion] GSoC : Performance parity between numpy arrays and Python scalars

josef.pktd at gmail.com josef.pktd at gmail.com
Thu May 2 20:47:21 EDT 2013


On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:29 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com>
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>> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 9:54 PM, Charles R Harris
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>>> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers at gmail.com>
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>>>> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Pauli Virtanen <pav at iki.fi> wrote:
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>>>>> Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris <at> gmail.com> writes:
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>>>>> > * Did you notice this line on the requirements page? "Having your
>>>>> > first pull request merged before the GSoC application deadline (May
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>>>>> > is required for your application to be accepted."
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>>>>> > Where is that last requirement? It seems out of line to me.
>>>>> > Arink now has a pull request, but it looks intrusive enough
>>>>> > and needs enough work that I don't think we can just put it in.
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>>>>> Well, we wrote so here:
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>>>>>     http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/wiki/SummerofCodeIdeas
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>>>>> but that's maybe just a mistake -- PSF states exactly the opposite:
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>>>>>     http://wiki.python.org/moin/SummerOfCode/ApplicationTemplate2013
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>>>> It wasn't a mistake - the part of a PR process that is most interesting
>>>> in the context of evaluating GSoC applications is the dialogue and how the
>>>> submitter deals with feedback.
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>>>> I forgot to add on that page (although I think it was in one of my
>>>> emails) that the patch shouldn't be completely trivial - fixing a typo
>>>> doesn't really tell us all that much. But in this case Chuck's suggestion on
>>>> the PR of how to get something merged looks fine.
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>>> My feeling is that learning to work with the community is part of the
>>> process after acceptance and one of the reasons there are mentors. You might
>>> get some bad choices skipping the submission/acceptance bit, but you might
>>> also close the door on people who are new to the whole thing. Ideally, the
>>> applicants would already have involved themselves with the community,
>>> practically that may often not be ths case.
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>> You may be right in all of that, but since there's a good chance that
>> there are more applicants than slots I'd rather not make those bad choices
>> if they're acceptable.
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>> Right now we have three solid proposals, from Arink, Blake and Surya. If
>> we're lucky we'll get three slots, but if not then we'll have a tough choice
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>> The application deadline is tomorrow, so now is the time for final tweaks
>> to the proposals. After that of course the plan can still be worked out
>> more, but it can't be edited on Melange anymore.

Terri can still make it editable on Melange if necessary.

Josef

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