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Re: categories of science: math biology geography ? and?

On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 12:08:49PM -0500, Jason Bacon wrote:
 > Math is the best category we have for scipy, but I think science would
 > be a better fit, since it's not 100% math and all the math in it is
 > scientific in nature, not, e.g. theoretical math, business math, math
 > education, ...  This would help unclutter the math category, which is
 > huge in part because it's sometimes used as a catch-all.

scipy, like numpy, is numerics, and it would make some sense to
separate those from math. It would also make a clear place to put
machine learning toolkits, which currently I think are mostly getting
dumped in devel.

(That is, if we're going to be making new categories, I kind of think
"numerics" would be a good one to add.)

I also kind of feel like "sciences" would be a better name than
"science", but that gets into TEAL WITH CREAM ACCEConnection closed by
foreign host.

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