Thomas S. Dye tsd@tsdye.com
Wed Apr 9 22:42:57 CEST 2014

Aloha steko,

Very helpful.  Thanks!

It looks like pyArchInit isn't actively developed? This site,
https://sites.google.com/site/pyarchinit/documentazione, indicates that
the available documentation was out of date 836 days ago (if I'm reading
it correctly).

All the best,

Stefano Costa <steko@iosa.it> writes:

> Aloha Tom,
> thank you for your interest. I continue using that program
> occasionally but I have not developed it further (most of my
> colleagues were critical of it because the generated graphs were not
> "nice"). So your new work in this area is most welcome. I would
> highlight that the most important part of harris.py was the graph
> based data model and I think that if you were to develop new
> functionality in Common Lisp instead of Python .. I like that!
> However, a more recent version of the program I described in 2007 can
> be found here
> https://gitorious.org/harris-matrix/harris-matrix and I know a similar
> approach has been used by the pyArchInit QGIS plugin.
> Ciao
> steko
> Il 2014-04-09 19:58 tsd@tsdye.com ha scritto:
>> Aloha all,
>> I'm an archaeologist working in Hawai`i, with a strong interest in the
>> application of computers to our work.  I'm writing a Harris matrix
>> utility based on a Common Lisp graph library
>> (https://github.com/eschulte/graph) and using GraphViz for
>> visualization.  I recently discovered that Stefano Costa used GraphViz
>> for a similar purpose.
>> What is the status of Costa's harris.py?
>> I found some preliminary documentation here:
>> http://www.iosa.it/content/harris-matrix-graphviz
>> This blog post refers to "the next tutorial" but I failed to find
>> that. Is there additional documentation for harris.py?
>> Is anyone on the list using harris.py for production work?

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