SciPy 2010 Review

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Eric Jones, CEO of Enthought, takes a look at the 2010 Scientific Computing with Python Conference.

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SciPy 2010 Review

  1. 1. SciPy 2010 Review Eric Jones • July 16, 2010
  2. 2. 187 attendees.
  3. 3. 187 attendees 120 Tutorials 50 Sprints
  4. 4. 187 attendees 120 Tutorials 50 Sprints • 96 Industry/Government 57 Academics 36 Students
  5. 5. 187 attendees >50% growth rate from 2009 • EuroSciPy 2010 had 140 attendees... >100-200% growth!
  6. 6. Major Theme: Parallel Computing and GPUs
  7. 7. Parallel Computing and GPUs TUTORIAL: High Performance & Parallel Computing Brian Granger Multiple libraries for a similar task: • Multiprocessing • MPI4Py • PyZMQ • IPython • PiCloud
  8. 8. Parallel Computing and GPUs TUTORIAL: GPUs and Python Andreas Klockner
  9. 9. Parallel Computing and GPUs KEYNOTE: Python Concurrency David Beazley
  10. 10. Parallel Computing and GPUs GENERAL SESSION: Theano: Transparent GPU computing James Bergstra, Olivier Breuleux, Frederic Bastien, Pascal Lamblin, Razvan Pascanu, Guillaume Desjardins, Joseph Turian, Yoshua Bengio
  11. 11. Parallel Computing and GPUs GENERAL SESSION: Simple, Fast Messaging in Python with 0MQ and PyZMQ Brian Granger
  12. 12. Parallel Computing and GPUs SPECIALIZED TRACK.... Dan Yamins, StarFlow ➞
  13. 13. Minor Theme: Stats (and the data structures for them)
  14. 14. Stats (and the data structures for them) GENERAL SESSION: Statsmodels Pandas Skipper Seabold Wes McKinney
  15. 15. Stats (and the data structures for them) BOFs Wiki http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/wiki/NdarrayWithNamedAxes Docs http://fperez.org/py4science/datarray/
  16. 16. Stats (and the data structures for them) Sprints Warren Weckesser, Anthony Scopatz • Added tests to scipy.stats to bring it more in line with testing in other SciPy packages. • Added a preliminary N- dimensional contingency table model with tests. • Skipper Seabold worked on a refactor of scipy.stats distributions. 
  17. 17. Minor Theme: BioInformatics
  18. 18. Bioinformatics
  19. 19. Other Interesting Talks...
  20. 20. KEYNOTE: Moving Forward from the Last Decade of SciPy Travis Oliphant
  21. 21. Divisi: Learning from Semantic Networks and Sparse SVD Rob Speer
  22. 22. Do Google, Bing, & Yahoo Differ? Contingency Table Analysis on Search Engines Anthony Scopatz
  23. 23. Python Evangelism 101 (Lightning talk) Peter Wang
  24. 24. Various Astronomy talks... Rebuilding the Hubble Keeping the Chandra Satellite Exposure Time Calculator Cool with Python Perry Greenfield Tom Aldcroft SpacePy: A Python-based library of tools Astrodata for the space sciences Craig Allen Steven K. Morley, Josef Koller, Daniel T. Welling, Michael G. Henderson
  25. 25. Sprints
  26. 26. PyZMQ
  27. 27. NumPy datetime
  28. 28. Thank you.

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