[DAS2] das2 validator name

Lincoln Stein lstein at cshl.edu
Thu May 5 20:22:51 UTC 2005

How about "Das boot"?


On Wednesday 04 May 2005 16:07, Andrew Dalke wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I've been working on the DAS2 validator.  I'm trying to
> come up with a better name than "DAS2Check".  The two
> names I've come up with so far are "Dascyllus" (a name for
> a type of damselfish) and "Dasypod" (the name for armadillos).
> The advantages are:
>   - they have "Das" in the name :)
>   - it's easy to get a pretty pictures for either
>   - the phylogenetic name gives a loose tie to genomics
>   - my test set can pull from existing sequences
>   - I can't find any other software with either name
>   - for "dascyllus", a friend of mine does research
>         in damselfish phylogenies
> The disadvantages:
>    - "dascyllus" sounds similar to "bacillus"
>    - I had to ask that same friend how to pronounce "dasypod"
>        ("da'-see-pod" and not "day-zy-pod")
>    - a non-descriptive name requires one extra level of
>       indirection. "DAS2Check" gives a clue as to what it does.
> I also came across "dasturi" which seems great given both
> the "DAS" and the "URI".  But it means a tip or a bribe or
> skimming off the top.  Perhaps "DasUri"?  Hmm....
> Since I'm having trouble, perhaps someone here has a better
> idea or a comment on the above ideas?  Otherwise, I'm
> leaning towards Dasypod.
> 					Andrew
> 					dalke at dalkescientific.com
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