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[edit] Debian Science and Math Track at DebConf 10

See DebConf10/Tracks for information about other tracks.

The Science and Math Track is scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, August, 5th, see the official schedule

You can participate via gobby (version 0.5) on, channel dc10-science-track and on IRC on in channel #debconf-interschool.

At this point, there will be five dedicated events:

  • 14:00-15:00 Overall presentation of Debian Science and Debian Math

Sylvestre Ledru will present the general Debian Science team and its past and ongoing actions, including its work on various subjects like MPI management or the improvement of the linear algebra libraries system.

David Bremner will present Debian Math.

  • 15:00-16:00 Debian: The ultimate platform for neuroimaging research

Michael Hanke and Yaroslav Halchenko will present Debian from two perspectives: 1. neuroscience researchers and 2. software developers in neuroscience research.

  • 16:00-17:00 New developments in science packaging

This slot will have three mini-talks about:

MPI packaging (Adam C. Powell, IV)
Linear Algebra Libraries packaging (Sylvestre Ledru)
Citation/Reference infrastructure (Yaroslav Halchenko and Michael Hanke)
  • 17:00-18:00 debian science round-table

This round-table will bring together packagers and developers of the various science-related communities in Debian. Participants on stage will include:

Michael Banck (debichem)
David Bremner (mathematics)
Michael Hanke or Yaroslav Halchenko (neuro-debian)
Sylvestre Ledru (debian-science/pkg-scicomp)
Adam C. Powell, IV (debian-science/pkg-scicomp)

Draft agenda:

refocus tasks (some are quite big right now)
merge on packaging best-practises (dh7, quilt, etc.)
non-free vs. free-for-acedemic-use with respect to tasks etc.
supporting non-free compilers (like Intel icc/ifc)

If you are interested in joining, or would like to propose an agenda item for discussion, please mail or edit this wiki-page

  • 11:30-12:30 Mathematical Software in Debian BoF

David Bremner will get together people interested in mathematical software in this BoF

If you have anything to add feel free to do so if you're not the original author. If you're the original author, your penta entry before the talk deadline is the preferred location for such edits.

(the ordering is subject to change but it is a possible scheduling for the track)

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