[Numpy-discussion] sort documentation

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Sun Aug 31 12:37:31 CDT 2008


Sun, 31 Aug 2008 10:27:59 -0700, Robert Kern wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 09:26, Alan G Isaac <aisaac@american.edu> wrote:
>> I find this confusing:
>>
>>     numpy.sort(a, axis=-1, kind='quicksort', order=None)
>>
>>     Return copy of 'a' sorted along the given axis.
>>
>>     Perform an inplace sort along the given axis using the algorithm
>>     specified by the kind keyword.
>>
>> I suppose the last bit is supposed to refer to the ``sort`` method
>> rather than the function, but I do not see any signal that this is the
>> case.
> 
> The docstring is much more complete and correct in SVN.

Even more complete and correct docstring is here:

http://sd-2116.dedibox.fr/pydocweb/doc/numpy.sort/

[clip]
>     >>> a=np.array([[1,4],[3,1]])
>     >>> a.sort(1)
>     >>> a
>     array([[1, 4],
>            [1, 3]])
>     >>> a.sort(0)
>     >>> a
>     array([[1, 3],
>            [1, 4]])

These examples were fixed a couple of weeks ago in the editor.

-- 
Pauli Virtanen



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