[plt-scheme] PLanet should indicate which PLT version is required

From: Richard Cleis (rcleis at mac.com)
Date: Sat Mar 1 22:16:20 EST 2008

On Mar 1, 2008, at 7:53 PM, Doug Williams wrote:

> The Python user's in this case went to it because it was an open- 
> source, free (as in beer) alternative to Matlab.  With scipy,  
> numpy, matplotlib, etc they put together a reasonable analysis  
> package in Python.  But, they don't tend to be fanatics about the  
> language/tools as our Matlab users are.

My situation is: almost everyone uses Matlab, and they think that  
anything else is a tool of fanatics :)

>   [And, tje Matlab users may have a point.  Matlab is a very good  
> tool for doing engineering analysis.  Although it is a bit  
> expensive, per seat, for small organizations and projects to  
> justify sometimes.]   I am trying to get them a similar level of  
> capability in PLT Scheme, e.g. with the science collection and a  
> new plot collection, as they have with Python.

I haven't had time to implement your collections, but I am sure that  
they could be useful for some of the operational tools that DrScheme  
hosts here; analysis tools can be useful for synthesis, too.


> Doug
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 7:45 PM, Richard Cleis <rcleis at mac.com> wrote:
> On Mar 1, 2008, at 8:12 AM, Doug Williams wrote:
> > ...[I'll probably never win over the hardcore Matlab users, but the
> > Python users are a different story.]
> How/Why are the Pysters different?
> rac

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