Using Soft Dependencies Effectively

I wrote a little guide for my fellow library devs about how to use soft dependencies effectively. This moves in tandem with some work on enabling PySAL to have a consistent user experience while leveraging the newest & best libraries for scientific computation. Since most of the work I’ve been doing involves using soft dependencies with the library, it’s important to get this right. 

The gist is here.

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