[Haskell-cafe] maybe a goal and challenge for the Haskell in terms of scientific computing

Galchin, Vasili vigalchin at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 00:37:55 EDT 2008

    Let me recuse myself .... What is the nature of the open source license?


On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 8:39 PM, Jeff Wheeler <jeff at nokrev.com> wrote:

> On Oct 3, 2008, at 8:26 PM, Galchin, Vasili wrote:
>      Here is a site I discovered a while back for another language ... I
>> guess in the back of my mind this more where
>> I was going vis-a-vis scientific computing .... http://www.enthought.com/
> I interned at Enthought over this last summer; it's a very cool place. Many
> of the open-source scientific libraries could be rewritten in Haskell
> without significant difficulty, and this actually seems like a decent idea.
> SciPy and NumPy are the two most significant libraries worth thinking
> about, in my opinion. Some of the other software, e.g. Traits, is less
> relevant to scientific software in the context of Haskell.
> Much of their stack, especially Traits, TraitsGUI, and application
> libraries are designed to help write applications quickly without much
> programming experience. With these tools, it's easy for scientists, without
> knowing much Python, to write large programs that work well for most of
> their purposes.
> Jeff Wheeler
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