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From: Kevin Davies <daviesk24@...42...>
To: "email@example.com" <matplotlib-devel@...743...forge.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2011 2:32 PM
Subject: Sankey diagram toolkit
I'm new to the matplotlib-devel list, but I wanted to ask for your opinions and suggestions about sharing a toolkit/module for drawing Sankey diagrams. I've continued from the work of Yannick Chopin (see http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/examples/api/sankey_demo.html) to help support more complex diagrams. I'm attaching an example.
Specifically, I'd like to know:
1. Would the matplotlib community be interested in the code shared under a GPL license? Due to the fact that there are companies selling Sankey software (see http://www.sankey-diagrams.com/sankey-diagram-software/), I'd rather keep a little more control than BSD provides.
2. If there is interest, would the code be best shared as a matplotlib toolkit? It seems so, but I don't think it directly fits with any of the other current toolkits.
3. If it is best shared as a toolkit, how would I go about doing it? Currently, the code exists as about 900 lines of Python with five examples and inline documentation. Do I need to make special preparations?