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Free Software Magazine: Wrapping Up PyCON 2007

Mar 01, 2007, 10:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

"Well, I didn't quite make it to all of day 3 of PyCON, but I got a good piece of it, starting with some very nice presentations of scientific software from Enthought and finishing with some questions about the future of Python packaging for GNU/Linux distributions.

"I first heard about Chaco when I was working at Caltech, supporting scientific software there. We were extremely far in arrears on our payments to RSI for the many seat licenses of IDL that the Caltech/JPL IPAC needed. So, converting scientists over to using a suite of free software packages in a Python-based environment seemed like a very attractive idea..."

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