[Numpy-discussion] help(xxx) vs print(xxx.__doc__)

Bill Baxter wbaxter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 17:30:19 CST 2006


Can someone explain why help(numpy.r_) doesn't contain all the information
in print(numpy.r_.__doc__)?

Namely you don't get the helpful example showing usage with 'help' that you
get with '.__doc__'.

I'd rather be able to use 'help' as the one-stop shop for built-in
documentation.  It's less typing and just looks nicer.

Thanks,
--Bill
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