[SciPy-dev] Scipy Tutorial (and updating it)

Alan Jackson alan@ajackson....
Sat Dec 6 12:12:23 CST 2008


On Sat, 06 Dec 2008 11:30:30 -0500
jh@physics.ucf.edu wrote:

> 
> So, I propose the following:
> 
> 1. Reserve the name "The SciPy User Guide" for the document I describe
> (whether or not I am involved in creating it).
> 
> 2. Call what you describe something like "The SciPy Package Manual"
> that clearly distinguishes it as just being about the package SciPy
> and doesn't say "User Guide".
> 

I agree with the names. To me, when I'm trying to decide which pdf to download
first, I expect a "User Guide" to be an overall exposition for new and
intermediate users, discussing the overall architecture and philosophy, filled
with examples, etc. A "Manual" on the other hand is more for digging into the
details of specific functions.

Alan
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