[DAS2] das2 validator name
Steve_Chervitz at affymetrix.com
Thu May 5 23:29:33 UTC 2005
I like Das Boot too (motto: ³Giving DAS a Boot²), but the armadillo
symbolism is fitting since armadillos are very tough and robust, and that¹s
good symbolism for a validation suite.
Here¹s another more tenuous connection between DAS and armadillos:
* Some folks connected with DAS come from Drosophila labs (Gregg, Suzi)
* Drosophila embryos have genes that are expressed in a striped pattern,
akin to the 9-banded armadillo (and there is a Drosophila gene called
> From: "Helt,Gregg" <Gregg_Helt at affymetrix.com>
> Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 13:30:00 -0700
> To: Lincoln Stein <lstein at cshl.edu>, <das2 at portal.open-bio.org>
> Subject: RE: [DAS2] das2 validator name
> Good one, I'm changing my vote from Dasypod to Das Boot!
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>> 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.
>>> dalke at dalkescientific.com
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