publisci VS distribution

Compare publisci vs distribution and see what are their differences.


A toolkit for publishing scientific results to the semantic web (by SciRuby)


Probability distributions for Ruby. (by SciRuby)
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publisci distribution
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0.0 1.7
over 9 years ago almost 3 years ago
Ruby Ruby
BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of distribution. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-07.
  • Why are there so many Rails related posts here?
    6 projects | /r/ruby | 7 May 2023
    This is something that kind of annoys me; there's even a /r/rails sub-reddit specifically for Ruby on Rails stuff. Understandably Rails helped put Ruby on the map. Before Rails, Ruby was just another fringe language. Rails became massively popular, helped many startups quickly build their Web 2.0 sites, and become successful companies (ex: GitHub, LinkedIn, AirBnB, etc). Like others have said, "Rails is where the money is at". However, this posses a problem for the Ruby community: whenever Rails becomes less popular, so does Ruby. I wish the Ruby ecosystem wasn't so heavily centralized around Rails, and that we diversified our uses of Ruby a bit. There's of course Sinatra, dry-rb, Hanami, Dragon Ruby, SciRuby, and a dozen security tools written in Ruby such as Metasploit, BeFF, Arachni, and Ronin.
  • anyone using rails in scientific applications?
    2 projects | /r/rails | 9 Mar 2023
    Only tangentially related, but there's the sciruby. It's not as fully featured as similar Python libraries, and that might give an indication of where the Ruby world is at when it comes to scientific work.
    2 projects | /r/rails | 9 Mar 2023
  • Two months into learning Ruby, it is the most beautiful language I ever learned
    5 projects | /r/ruby | 25 Feb 2023
    Welcome! Ruby isn't exactly "dying", but the hype/popularity is definitely fading. This is primarily because Ruby is no longer "new", most of Ruby's popularity came from Rails, and now Rails is no longer the "new hotness". However, Ruby still has lots of awesome features and lots of awesome other libraries and frameworks, such as the new fancy irb gem that uses reline, nokogiri, chunky_png, the async gems, Dragon Ruby, SciRuby, Ronin, and the new Hanami web framework.
  • Ruby 3.2.0 Is from Another Dimension
    13 projects | | 4 Jan 2023 is working towards lowering that barrier
  • What’s Ruby used for most nowadays?
    9 projects | /r/ruby | 30 Oct 2022
    Ruby is mainly used in web app development because that's what makes money. However, Ruby is also used in Information Security (infosec) and there are a dozen or so Ruby security tools and libraries (metasploit, ronin, arachni, dnscat2, dradis). There's also SciRuby which aims to allow Ruby being used in the scientific/academic fields. You've probably heard/seen DragonRuby which is helping to popularize Ruby for simple game development. There's also a lot of interesting work happening around mruby and mruby-c (see mruby/c on Flipper Zero and mruby on DreamCast).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing publisci and distribution you can also consider the following projects:

statsample-timeseries - Bioruby Statsample TimeSeries

integration - Integration methods, based on original work by Beng

statsample - A suite for basic and advanced statistics on Ruby.

statsample-glm - Generalized Linear Models extension for Statsample

rb-gsl - Ruby interface to the GNU Scientific Library

minimization - Minimization algorithms on pure Ruby

plotrb - A plotting library in Ruby built on top of Vega and D3.