[Numpy-discussion] Numpy Documentation: How-to content

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 04:26:42 EDT 2020

On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 8:18 PM Ryan C. Cooper <ryan.c.cooper at uconn.edu>

> > This sounds fantastic.
> Great!
> > In what context would the students be creating the notebooks -- as
> > part of one of your existing ME courses, as a for-credit project, as a
> > supervised but non-credit project?
> These would be supervised projects either for work-study or credit.
> > What were your thoughts on submission workflow? You review initially,
> > then the student directly submits a PR?
> My plan was to mentor the initial idea and creation and help the students
> submit
> PRs. For most, this will be their first interaction with Github.
> > Suppose several students want to create a notebook on the same topic.
> > Would you steer them to another topic, allow them to work
> > independently and both submit (and we merge best of both), urge them
> > to collaborate?
> My hope would be students that are passionate about the same topic could
> collaborate. I've had students collaborate on topic ideas for small
> projects
> that worked very well.
> > Were you planning to keep the mechanical engineering context for these
> > problems, or present abstractly?
> I would plan to keep the How-to as an engineering application. It shouldn't
> detract from the underlying numerical work.

This is something we've discussed before. It would be very useful to have
such engineering applications. +1 for your proposal.

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