Social Analysis and Modeling for Python
Cameron at Phaseit.net
Fri Oct 1 03:53:02 CEST 2004
On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 10:42:25AM -0400, Bishara Gabriel wrote:
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> Cameron Laird wrote:
> >In article <mailman.4096.1096482802.5135.python-list at python.org>,
> >Bishara Gabriel <bgabriel at cloudthunder.com> wrote:
> >>Latest Revision of Social Analysis and Modeling in Python:
> >Recognition of SimPy greatly comforts me.
> Glad to hear it. That was Tim's fantastic suggestion.
> >Is your thesis that OOP is good for social sciences in contrast to other
> >sciences, or as with other sciences? If the latter--as I believe--than you
> >need to alert readers to Python's existing record of success in serving the
> >sciences (see, for example, the recent SciPy Conference).
> Not in contrast, no. Excellent suggestions, we shall incorporate them
> >I don't like formulations such as "one-to-one correlation between their
> >theoretical model and the Python equivalent." It says both too little and
> >too much. If this were my proposal, I'd aim for the far more powerful,
> >"this project demonstrates Python's suitability as a vehicle which
> >simultaneously expresses a theoretical model in a way researchers
> >understand, and calculates the consequences of that model with a speed
> >and reliability humans don't match."
> Noted, you can expect the modification to be made immediately.
> >Do you realize how ambitious your "Proposal Specifics" sound? How many
> >hours do you estimate these seven achievements will require? What are
> >the "loadings" of your Project Manager and Chief Consultant?
> The majority of the work will be carried out by the project manager (I)
> and a team of 10 interested and well skilled students. Ambitious our
> project is indeed, yet we are confident in our abilities.
> >For you, is "theoretical economics" inherently and comprehensively
> >Marxian, or are you claiming expertise only in that part of it which is
> I do not attempt to conflate theoretical economics with Marxism.
> Indeed, Marxian class analysis will be our entry-point because it is an
> area of particular expertise and thus allows for us to add to that realm
> in an immensely significant manner. As our tools and materials intend
> to reflect the broad applicability of Python in the social science we
> will work with academics in those other fields to insure support for the
> specifics their research.
I understand better. Thank you.
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