Help us choose a new name for our brain networks software package

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The Whitaker Lab has been working on some code currently known as BrainNetworksInPython with the intention to release it as a python package.

BrainNetworksInPython is an openly developed toolkit for conducting analysis on structural covariance networks in the brain. To learn more you can check out our GitHub repository. We’d like to conform to the Python package naming conventions given by PEP 8 – Style Guide for Python Code:

Modules should have short, all-lowercase names. Underscores can be used in the module name if it improves readability. Python packages should also have short, all-lowercase names, although the use of underscores is discouraged.

We need a new name: short(ish), all lower case and ideally relevant to what BrainNetworksInPython does.

We’ve thrown a couple of our own suggestions (brainz, bnip, networknoggins, networkbrains and brainnetworksinpython) in the hat but we’d really like for you to add your own.

Have ideas or good taste? Go forth and vote at!

Thank you!

carl sagan: journey starts here
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