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From Benedikt Ritter <brit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [math] Name of the new TLP
Date Mon, 25 Jan 2016 07:52:06 GMT
Hi,

I very much like the idea of taking the name of a famous mathematician.
If it has to be some thing more descriptive: Apache Commons HttpClient went
to Apache HttpComponents. How about Apache Math Components as TLP name?

Benedikt

2016-01-25 8:40 GMT+01:00 Ole Ersoy <ole.ersoy@gmail.com>:

> Umbrella-ish is good.  Linear algebra, genetic algorithms, neural
> networks, clustering, monte carlo, simplex...These need an umbrella.  Some
> of the other Apache projects that do math may be interested in moving that
> piece under the Apache Math umbrella.
>
> Personally I like to see each in a separate repository dedicated to the
> subject, along with the corresponding documentation, etc  So:
> apache-math (Central repository describing the project as a whole with the
> documentation that cuts across modules)
> apache-math-linear-real
> apache-math-linear-field
> apache-math-optimization-genetic
> apache-math-optimization-simplex
> etc.
>
> And hopefully:
> apache-math-optimization-integer
> apache-math-optimization-mixed
> And more..
>
> Cheers,
> Ole
>
>
> On 01/24/2016 04:41 PM, Phil Steitz wrote:
>
>>
>> On Jan 24, 2016, at 3:17 PM, Gilles <gilles@harfang.homelinux.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Just plain and simple "Apache Math" maybe?
>>> Or is it taken already?
>>>
>> It's not taken; but I thought it was too broad-sounding and in fact
>> umbrella-ish.  There are other ASF projects that do math-relates things.  I
>> think adding "components" makes it look more like a library of base
>> components that other math-related projects can use.
>>
>> Phil
>>
>>> Gilles
>>>
>>> On Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:46:17 -0700, Phil Steitz wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On 1/24/16 2:16 PM, James Carman wrote:
>>>>> I guess it depends on the scope of what the new TLP is going to do.
>>>>>
>>>> This is slightly jumping the gun, as we do have the opportunity in
>>>> forming the new TLP to revisit the initial goals of [math]; but I
>>>> suspect that initially at least we will mostly continue to be a
>>>> general-purpose Java math library, trying to provide IP-clean,
>>>> easily integrated, standard algorithm-based solutions to common math
>>>> programming problems.  We have grown to the point where we will
>>>> almost certainly break the distribution up into separate
>>>> "components."  No umbrella, but likely multiple release artifacts.
>>>> Similar in some ways to what happened with [http], which is why I
>>>> suggested the same approach to naming.
>>>>
>>>> Regarding picking a mathematician for the name, I don't much like
>>>> that idea as whoever you choose, you end up loading some math area
>>>> and / or cultural bias into the name.
>>>>
>>>> Phil
>>>>
>>>>> Umbrella projects aren't that popular these days, from what I
>>>>> understand.
>>>>> Maybe an homage to a famous mathematician? Apache Newton? Apache Euler?
>>>>> Apache Euclid?
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 4:08 PM Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We need to agree on a name.  My own preference is for a boring,
>>>>>> descriptive name, but I am manifestly not a marketing guy, so won't
>>>>>> be offended if others want to be more creative.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> My suggestion is
>>>>>>
>>>>>> MathComponents
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hearkens back to HttpComponents, which has worked pretty well.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Phil
>>>>>>
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