[SciPy-dev] Two Marathon questions

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Thu Aug 6 10:37:57 CDT 2009


On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 2:19 AM, Scott Sinclair
<scott.sinclair.za@gmail.com>wrote:

> > 2009/8/5 Pierre GM <pgmdevlist@gmail.com>:
> >
> > On Aug 5, 2009, at 1:33 PM, David Goldsmith wrote:
> >
> >> 1) Is there anyone "in-the-know" who feels that reading "numpy-docs/
> >> reference/routines.ma.rst" (as it is now) is *insufficient*
> >> preparation for assisting w/ the Masked Array docstrings; or, put
> >> another way, feels that if one is not at least "well-practiced"
> >> using masked arrays, then one should not touch their docstrings?
> >
> > Mmh. Can't really tell. Experience with masked arrays is certainly a
> > prerequisite, but one shouldn't need to be an expert.
> > Nevertheless, I'd be obliged if anybody willing to edit the MA
> > docstrings could contact me beforehand w/ questions.
>
> The best place to get an overview of masked arrays is Pierre's introduction
> here
>
> http://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy/reference/maskedarray.html
>
> It's a little hard to locate in the doc-wiki, but can be found here
>
> http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/docs/numpy-docs/reference/maskedarray.rst
>
> Ralf (or others) feel free to work on the docstrings in Milestone
> "Operations On Masks" if you finish the other stuff and I still
> haven't gotten much further. You obviously have much more
> enthusiasm/time :)
>

more enthusiasm than time. luckily time is something you can make ...

>
> Something worth paying attention to, is making sure that the
> MaskedArray method docstrings and the equivalent functions in the ma
> module refer to each other and spell out any differences in behaviour.
> Compare
>
> http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/docs/numpy.ma.core.MaskedArray.set_fill_value/
> http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/docs/numpy.ma.core.set_fill_value/


good catch. i'll fix that and check the other ones i did.

cheers,
ralf


>
>
> Cheers,
> Scott
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