[SciPy-dev] Namespaces in documentation

Johann Cohen-Tanugi cohen@slac.stanford....
Mon Jun 2 03:47:11 CDT 2008


ok, the new numpy profile was the missing piece of info :)
Anyway, +1 for np/sp in docstrings.
Johann

Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> Hi Johann
>
> 2008/6/2 Johann Cohen-Tanugi <cohen@slac.stanford.edu>:
>   
>> 2) On the other hand, I must have missed something about the ipython
>> patch : using the -pylab profile isn't going to mean that people must
>> have matplotlib installed in order to cut-and-paste the docstring
>> examples? That would seem counter-intuitive at best! As a matter of
>> fact, why does it have to live in the pylab profile?
>>     
>
> I should rephrase: under the pylab profile, which many people use,
> numpy and pyplot will now be available as np and plt.  In addition, we
> will also provide a "numpy" profile, that  provides numpy as np.
>
> So a new user will
>
> a) Install IPython, numpy and optionally matplotlib
> b) Run "ipython -p numpy" or "ipython -pylab" (if they want to plot things)
> c) Type "cpaste" and paste in an example from the docstrings
>
> Regards
> Stéfan
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