Talk:Comparison of free geophysics software

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I take it this is a suggested article class. I'm not sure that it's 100% appropriate for either, Geology maybe. It's a shame it isn't called Geoscience to be more inclusive. I notice there is an Earthquakes wikiproject too. I have been thinking about starting a list like this for Geology software.. maybe I'll get around to that today.Kwinkunks (talk) 13:27, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Ways to extend the table[edit]

Interesting additions might be: 'active since' date, project size ('number of packages', 'lines of code' or some other proxy), number of developers (perhaps impossible), current maintainer (as well as originator), 'Famous for' or key strength, amount of documentation, availability of training (any of them?).

The first two would be especially handy because it would be interesting to make a cross-plot of complexity vs maturity, to see (mature, complex), (immature, complex), (mature, simple) and (immature, simple families); some users might feel that they are only comfortable with mature software, while developers might wish to work on simple, immature projects.

Kwinkunks (talk) 03:35, 29 September 2009 (UTC)