[DAS2] das2 validator name
Gregg_Helt at affymetrix.com
Thu May 5 20:30:00 UTC 2005
Good one, I'm changing my vote from Dasypod to Das Boot!
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[mailto:das2-bounces at portal.open-
> bio.org] On Behalf Of Lincoln Stein
> Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 1:23 PM
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> Subject: Re: [DAS2] das2 validator name
> 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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