François Chollet @fchollet Deep learning @google. Creator of Keras, neural networks library. Author of 'Deep Learning with Python'. Opinions are my own. Dec. 14, 2019 1 min read

In 9 years of using Python for science stuff, I don't think I've ever used Matplotlib once without cursing it

People really need to chill. It's a joke tweet. Tweeted without ill intent. It resonates with lots of people.

I read frustrated comments about TF pretty much every single day. It's ok, don't overreact. I don't hate mpl and I still use it.

Just chill. Not every tweet is a battle

My mentions have been feel of angry people lecturing me on open source. Everyone, just chill. Open source will be fine.

You make software, people use it. It's cool when that happens. But now that they use it, the software has an impact on these people. Your design decisions start creating little joys and frustrations. People will express these emotions, because it's what people do. It's ok

The cool part is creating something that has an impact on the world. That's important. And good API design is how you can make this impact a source of delight rather than a source of frustration. So good API design, in aggregate, is serious. But jokes on Twitter aren't. So, chill

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