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Interview: SciRuby Team

Aug 21, 2011, 14:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"John Woods: SciRuby was really conceived in October when I emailed John Prince — who used to occupy my desk in the Marcotte Lab, and who got me hooked on Ruby — to complain about the apparent lack of science and numerical tools in the language.

"Then we found Claudio and Rubyvis, and asked him if he would be willing to get involved, since he had already written so many of the libraries that we would most like to have in SciRuby. He's been an extremely enthusiastic contributor.

"We got the name from Ara Howard, who had put together a SciRuby wiki a few years ago."

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