Re: app-sci is 180, split in order?
M. Edward Borasky <znmeb <at> cesmail.net>
2004-11-08 03:29:31 GMT
On Sun, 2004-11-07 at 19:09, George Shapovalov wrote:
> Some stuff may be moved from elsewhere. For example dev-lang/R may be better
> suited for sci-stat, as this is essentially data-analysis package (I know
> people look for it under app-sci when I tell them there is such a thing. And,
> btw, search does not quite work in that particular case, its just one latter
> which is also uppercase :)).
> Would that be all or did I forget something? 5 categories would give us 35-40
> packages per cat, so there is even some room for expansion. There are ~100
> more packages fresh sitting in bugzilla, but I think we will only be able to
> realistically deal with them after we get some more devs onto sci herd (see
> my other todays message to gentoo-science).
Well ... I hate to say again, "Debian does it thusly" :). Debian has a
"science" and a "math" main category. R is in math, as are many of the
packages in "app-sci" -- octave, yacas and maxima, for example. So I
would put the "pure math" packages in one group and the scientific
applications in another. And yes, I'd move R into the math group and out
of the language group, even though it *is* a language. LISP is a
language, and all of the LISP interpreters/compilers are in "dev-lisp".
By the way, I wish I had the free time to join the "sci" herd. I just
have too many other irons in the fire to devote the kind of time to it
that it would require. I do spend a fair amount of time testing bleeding
edge software, so at least you'll get bug reports and info from upstream