On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 15:03:44 +0900
Joel VanderWerf <vjoel / PATH.Berkeley.EDU> wrote:

> David G. Andersen wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 10:52:18AM +0900, Dave Thomas scribed:
> > 
> >>I have no fixed ideas on the titles, but to give you an idea of the 
> >>kinds of things I'm looking for, you might well see books come out 
> >>named something like:
> >>
> >>  * Writing Ruby Extensions
> >>  * Using Ruby in the Semantic Web
> >>  * Creating E-Commerce Sites using Rails
> >>  * Rapid Application Development with Iowa
> >>  * Migrating from Java to Ruby
> > 
> > 
> > A book I wish I had the time to write, but I'm swamped:
> > 
> >   Using Ruby in Scientific Applications
> >    - Numerical applications
> >    - Analysis
> >    - Data Acquisition 
> >    - Control
> >    - Visualization 
> >    - Data archiving and retrieval
> >  
> > I haven't had a chance to play with the acquisition and control
> > aspects yet, so I don't actually know what would go into this book
> > -- but I really wish I already had it on my bookshelf.  Perhaps it
> > would turn into a giant users manual for NArray, but I think there's
> > a lot more.  I promise to buy copies and hand them to my colleagues
> > and students if someone writes it. ;)
> > 
> >   -Dave
> > 
> 
> 
> I'd be interested in reading that book, and maybe helping out with it. 
> Some more chapters of this hypothetical book that would be nice to have:
> 
>    - Simulation, modeling, random number generation
>    - Interfacing with other tools: gnuplot, Matlab, Excel, R, etc.
>    - Using ruby efficiently: extensions, mmap, narray
>    - Crafting domain-specific sublanguages for scientific apps
>    - Ruby and distributed/parallel processing
>    - Managing legacy C and Fortran code
>    - Ruby in a real-time environment?
> 
> Some folks on this list (Ara Howard and Bil Kleb come to mind) are 
> eminently qualified to write on those topics.
> 
> 

+1 From me

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Brian Schr?der
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