This is the first half of a two-part blog post that is motivated-by and mostly "about" two software ecosystems I've been poking around at recently. The first (and subject of this post) is I'll roughly call "interactive scientific Python", which includes primarily SciPy/SymPy/NumPy, IPython, and Sage; the second (subject of next post) is a new interactive scientific language Julia, which has a lot of complicated and subtle relationships with the former. If you hate Python, skip this post because it is really just background for why I care about the fate of a few Python packages.
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"not rocket science" (the story of monotone and bors) http://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/1597.html
Interesting story about continuous integration and the beginnings of distributed version control.
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