[Numpy-discussion] #734: interactive docstring search (lookfor)

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Thu Apr 10 16:23:57 CDT 2008


Pauli Virtanen wrote:
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> Steven H. Rogers wrote:
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>> There's definitely a place for docsearch from the shell.  There's
>> opportunity for context sensitive search that Sphinx generated docs
>> couldn't easily duplicate.
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> I think this is a good idea: full-namespace docstring search à la Matlab
> lookfor. I wrote a quick implementation for numpy here:
> http://scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/734
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Cool.  I started scipy.misc.info a long time ago to try and do this.   I 
didn't advertise it well enough ;-)

scipy.misc.info('eigvals')

I'm happy to move this functionality into numpy (but it might be better 
in IPython).

-Travis




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