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

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Thu Apr 10 20:09:03 CDT 2008


Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> Travis E. Oliphant kirjoitti:
>   
>> Pauli Virtanen wrote: 
>>     
> [clip]
>   
>>> 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
>>>   
>>>       
>> 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).
>>     
>
> Aha! I was wondering if something this simple was already present, but I
> didn't notice that numpy.lib.utils.info also accepted strings as
> parameters. Btw, the info function is already in numpy and the code is
> duplicated in scipy.misc.
>
> However, "info" is a bit different from "lookfor" in that it finds
> documentation by the exact function name, not by looking into the
> docstrings.
>
> So, should info and lookfor be combined, or kept separate?
>
>   
combined --- i.e. info should be replace by lookfor

-Travis




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