[Numpy-discussion] Re: draft numarray manual available

Janko jh at comunit.de
Wed Feb 27 08:17:06 CST 2002


On Wed, 27 Feb 2002 11:05:59 -0500
"Perry Greenfield" <perry at stsci.edu> wrote:

> Hi Jochen,
> 
> Indeed, we are considering converting the format at some time
> to the Python doc format (it would be a requirement in order to
> get it into the standard library).
> 
> If you would do that it would be a great help (presuming
> you can access the current format...other than retyping it!)
> It is currently in Framemaker format (that's what the original
> Numeric manual was in).
> 
> I was just beginning to mull over how best to convert formats.
> There is a Framemaker Interchange Format (SGML-based) that might
> be the easiest way to deal with it. Or perhaps the brute force
> method of converting it to ascii and adding Python doc markup
> would be the fastest. Any other ideas?
> 
I have done exactly this, there are tools like pdf2text or so, which do help with this.

Jochen I'm doing the same effort for the scipy docs at the moment, the first step is nearly done. So if you want to collaborate send me a note privatly.

__Janko





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