Setting up dev environment for SciPy

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I got an email from someone pretty recently who wanted to setup a dev environment for SciPy. He had made changes to the source code of SciPy and now wanted to test if his changes were working or not. He had gotten so far without actually testing the code. In this post I will share details on how to setup a dev environment the right way. I will focus mainly on Mac OS. Continue reading Setting up dev environment for SciPy


Python for Scientists

This is a guest post by Brian David Hall from He develops tutorials and resources to help scientists learn to code, including his latest Kickstarter project, Learn the Command Line … for Science!

Spoiler alert: in this post, I will argue that Python is the best programming language for scientists to learn. Forget Perl, Java, FORTRAN, IDL, or whatever else they were pushing when you got your degree. This type of discussion is usually emotionally charged – many a flame war has been fought over programming languages. Feelings will get hurt. Heads will roll. But first …

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