[DAS2] das2 validator name
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.
> dalke at dalkescientific.com
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