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We're incredibly pleased to announce that we've been accepted into +Google Summer of Code 2014, for our second year. If you know any students who'd be interested in participating, please make sure they know about GSoC.
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Just make sure to install the latest version. `gem install nmatrix --pre`, since we're in beta release candidate status right now.
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20% of software developers are female. Only 1.5–5% of open source software developers are female. We need to fix that.
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SciRuby is applying to participate in Google Code-In 2013. If you have a science/Ruby infrastructure task you'd like to see implemented, please include it here: https://github.com/SciRuby/sciruby/wiki/Google-Code-In-2013-Tasks
Contest for students ages 13-17 to complete tasks and win prizes while learning more about open source development.
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Ruby and the Semantic Web, RDF, and SPARQL: SciRuby's new PubliSci gem (a GSOC2013 project), by +Will Strinz. It sounds like the name of a fairy tale, doesn't it?
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Ruby Band (data mining in JRuby) is the first of our #gsoc2013  projects, by Alberto Arrigoni. #weka  
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We're gearing up for #GSoC2014 . Check out our Ideas page (linked) and consider applying to be a mentor or a student.
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Did you know that only 22% of software developers are female? It's worse in open source: only 1–5% are women.

We want to use +Google Code-in as a mechanism for getting more women involved in scientific computing and open source software development. Join us!
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We just created a Facebook page for SciRuby: http://facebook.com/SciRuby

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+Bryan Liles at Thunderbolt Labs has written an article mentioning us (!) and describing some of the challenges we're attempting to obliterate thoroughly.
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Tools for Scientific Computing in Ruby
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Ruby has for some time had no equivalent to the beautifully constructed NumPySciPy, and matplotlib libraries for Python.

We believe that the time for a Ruby science and visualization package has come and gone. Sometimes when a solution of sugar and water becomes super-saturated, from it precipitates a pure, delicious, and diabetes-inducing crystal of sweetness, induced by no more than the tap of a finger. So it is, we believe, with the need for numeric and visualization libraries in Ruby.