[Numpy-discussion] #734: interactive docstring search (lookfor)
Thu Apr 10 16:59:17 CDT 2008
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Hoyt Koepke <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My personal 2 cents is that we should put it in the most easy-to-find
> place. I wish I had the propsed lookfor function at my fingertips
> when I started to learn numpy/scipy a year ago, coming from matlab.
> Like many others (I assume), I just jumped in and learned what numpy
> could do by trial and error and I never noticed numpy.lib.utils.info.
> Thus my personal vote (though I understand this may not be the best
> and there are arguments against it) is to put a lookfor or info
> function in the top level namespace, with an obvious name, so newbies
> could easily run across it and have a more enjoyable numpy learning
In : import numpy
In : numpy.info('eigvals')
*** Found in numpy.linalg ***
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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