[Python-ideas] Paul Romer, 2018 Economics Nobel Laureate, uses Python and Jupyter

Jonathan Fine jfine2358 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 13:15:07 EDT 2018

Geoffrey Spear wrote:

> Is there an idea for Python hidden somewhere in this message?

Thank you, Geoffrey, for pointing this out. I'd have done better to
prefixed the title with OFF-TOPIC. That would have been more polite.

To answer your question: Django created a new community of Python
users. As did, for example, NumPy, Raspberry Pi, SciPy and other
worthy examples, such as PyData.

Python, in part because of the shared experience we have on this list,
has made many good decisions that work well across the board. I think
we're pragmatic, and concerned about our users. Paul Romer's Nobel
Prize draws attention to an emerging new community.

I don't mean economics. I mean scholarly publishing. See:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01322-9 # Future of online publishing

By the way, back in the 1980s TeX and LaTeX were the future of STEM
publishing. I think Jupyter is well placed to be 'the Django of STEM
publishing', or if you prefer 'the LaTeX of the 2020s'. Things change.

The relevance to this list? Off-topic, but I hope adding to our shared
relevant background knowledge.

I will try to remember the OFF-TOPIC in future.


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