[SciPy-user] [SciPy-dev] Re: [Numpy-discussion] Purchasing Documentation

Matthew Brett matthew.brett at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 13:07:46 CDT 2005


Hi,

> While I fully respect the opinion of those concerned about Travis' decision, I
> have to say that I am personally not so worried.  At scipy'05, when Travis
> announced the book idea, I asked a very simple question: 'are the docstrings
> complete?'.  His answer was 'yes'.
>
> There was a good reason for my asking this question:  I personally find that
> when coding, the most productive and efficient to learn a library is by typing
>
> import foo
> foo.<TAB>
>
> and then
>
> foo.bar?

Just a tiny addition.  I know what you mean, but my experience is of
someone recently trying to learn numarray / Numeric, and I suspect I
am not alone in printing out the documentation and reading a moderate
amount of it before I get started.   Call me old-fashioned (it
wouldn't be the first time!),

See you,

Matthew




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