conda-forgeNumFOCUS Sponsored Project since 2018
Conda-forge builds and distributes software packages, specializing in the hard-to-build or unique packages that often arise in a scientific computing context. Conda-forge is community-driven and community-curated. This means that no package is too domain-specific and all packages undergo review to ensure quality and interoperability. Conda-forge has a federated structure, where each package has its own list of maintainers, which anyone can join. This helps ensure that people who care about a package are the ones responsible for maintaining it. The conda-forge ecosystem is fully structured around automation. This lets our maintainers build packages for systems they do not own (like Windows or Mac), keep their packages up-to-date automatically, and ensure their packages maintain the highest level of quality.
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