The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the March round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.
Review the proposal below and please comment here by April 12th, 2017. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced approximately in one week.
RPerl User Documentation, Part 3
RPerl v2.4 has been released, and now includes auto-parallelization along with a raft of other new features, as expected. Approximately 150 pages of new documentation have been published as part of the RPerl User Docs grant part 2, comprising chapters 2, 3, and 4. Yet, several more chapters remain to be written before the book is done. This grant proposal is to continue work on the Learning RPerl textbook.
Benefits to the Perl Community
The number one request and obvious need at this time is still quality RPerl user documentation, to help new RPerl users learn how to write fast software. Learning RPerl is the canonical guide to RPerl and must be completed to enjoy the maximum benefit to the Perl programming community.
Deliverables for this grant proposal are:
1. Write Learning RPerl Chapter 5
2. Write Learning RPerl Chapter 6
I've already written all of the code for the solutions to exercises from chapters 1 through 6 of Learning Perl:
I've already got a partial copy of Learning RPerl on the website:
Chapter 5 Data I/O
1b. STDOUT & STDERR
1e. Filehandles &
filehandleref Data Type
Chapter 6 Hash Values & Variables
2a. Hashes vs Arrays
2b. 1-D Hash Data Types
2c. How To Access Hash Elements
2e. 2-D Array Data Types & Nested Arrays
2f. Converting From Array To String
2g. Hashes & The
I will begin work immediately upon granting.
I expect work to take approximately 60 to 90 days.
I will release a new version of RPerl to CPAN with the new documentation.
I will release a new version of the RPerl website with the new documentation.
I am the creator and lead developer of RPerl.
I've been working on RPerl for over 4 years.
I've successfully completed work on 2 TPF grants.
I would like to start work on the 3rd grant now.