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RFS: python-visual - VPython 3D scientific visualization library


I have been packaging VPython for some time now and would like to get
it into the main Debian archive.  There has been an ITP for this way
back in September 2001 (#112118) which was retitled to RFP in December
2002 due to nothing happening with it.

Some eager also have told me that vpython's inclusion in Debian is
also on the wishlist[1] of the Quantian[2] project which aims to be a
Knoppix like life CD tailored to numerical and quantitative analysis.

So here it goes:

Package: python-visual
Version: 3.1.1-2
Section: python
Description: VPython 3D scientific visualisation library
  Visual is a Python module for 3D scientific visualisation.  It
  real-time 3D output and is easily usable by novice programmers.
  A program can create 3D objects (such as spheres, curves, etc.) and
  position them in 3D space.  Visual, running in a separate thread,
  automatically updates a 3D scene many times per second to reflect
  current position of the objects.  The programmer does not need to
  with display management but can focus on the computational aspects
  the program.  The user can navigate in the 3D scene by using the
  to zoom and rotate while the program is running.  Visual supports
  vector algebra.
   Homepage: http://www.vpython.org

The packages can be found at http://www.soton.ac.uk/~fb102/Debian.
Note that these packages are build using sarge, I have packages for
sid using pbuilder but they are not online.  Let me know your
feedback, interest, questions, bugs, tips etc, they will be

Hopefully I tempted someone to sponsor this package.


[1] http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian/todo.html
[2] http://www.quantian.org/

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