[Numpy-discussion] Proposal of new function: iteraxis()

Andrew Giessel andrew_giessel@hms.harvard....
Mon Apr 29 13:10:14 CDT 2013


Matthew:  Thanks for the link to array order discussion.

Any more thoughts on Phil's slice() function?


On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM, Gael Varoquaux <
gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 08:10:32PM +0100, Robert Kern wrote:
> > In my opinion, duplicating functionality under different aliases just
> > so people can supposedly find things without reading the documentation
> > is not a viable strategy for building out an API.
>
> +1. It's been my experience over and over again. Richer APIs are actually
> less used and known than simple APIs. People don't find their way around
> them.
>
> > My suggestion is to start building out a "How do I ...?" section to
> > the User's Guide that answers small questions like this. "How do I
> > iterate over an arbitrary axis of an array?" should be sufficiently
> > discoverable.
>
> Indeed, I agree that this is a documentation problem. It does not make it
> a simple problem.
>
> G
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