[SciPy-dev] can I help with the docs?

David Goldsmith d_l_goldsmith@yahoo....
Tue Aug 11 18:32:20 CDT 2009


You're very welcome!  Thank you for helping!

DG

--- On Tue, 8/11/09, Andrew Hawryluk <HAWRYLA@novachem.com> wrote:

> From: Andrew Hawryluk <HAWRYLA@novachem.com>
> Subject: Re: [SciPy-dev] can I help with the docs?
> To: "SciPy Developers List" <scipy-dev@scipy.org>
> Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 4:13 PM
> That sounds good. I will draft up
> some ideas, and submit them for comment / review / merciless
> editing.
> Yes, the 'NumPy Basics' section covers most of the
> important ground, so I will re-read it before I suggest
> anything.
> 
> Thanks,
> Andrew
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: scipy-dev-bounces@scipy.org
> [mailto:scipy-dev-bounces@scipy.org]
> > On Behalf Of David Goldsmith
> > Sent: 11 Aug 2009 4:17 PM
> > To: SciPy Developers List
> > Subject: Re: [SciPy-dev] can I help with the docs?
> > 
> > --- On Tue, 8/11/09, Andrew Hawryluk <HAWRYLA@novachem.com>
> wrote:
> > 
> > > I would like something that briefly explains what
> NumPy and SciPy
> > are,
> > > and why/when arrays are better than lists/dicts,
> perhaps followed by
> > a
> > > brief tour of some common NumPy tricks, before
> diving into the more
> > > detailed sections.
> > >
> > > One possible table of contents would be
> > >
> > > Introduction
> > >   What is NumPy?
> > >   Building/Installing
> > >   Short Tour
> > >   How to find documentation
> > > NumPy Basics
> > >   ...
> > >
> > > What direction were you thinking the User Guide
> would take?
> > 
> > Good question, especially as I don't think there's as
> clear a vision on
> > that (certainly not as a matter of consensus) as yours
> is for what you
> > want/need.  Personally, my "advice" to you would
> be: draft the
> > document/sections you would like to see added - then
> you'll have what
> > you want regardless of how/when it gets added to the
> "official" User
> > Guide - and then post it (or a link to it) here to be
> vetted, if you
> > want.  That said,
> > 
> > http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/docs/numpy-docs/user/index.rst/
> > 
> > is the link to the Wiki (pydocweb) interface for
> editing the official
> > User Guide, and you're more than welcome to add your
> content that way;
> > of course, for better or worse, that's a Wiki, so
> whatever you add
> > there will be subject to review and edit (but that's
> going to be true
> > for any contribution to the official doc, of
> course).  Note that there
> > you'll find a link to a section titled "NumPy Basics"
> w/ further links
> > to sub-sections "types," "array creation," "indexing,"
> and so forth -
> > if that content is *not* what you've already read
> (there's a lot of doc
> > in the Wiki - anything that's not past the proof
> stage, basically -
> > that's pending inclusion in anything official) be sure
> to look it over,
> > as it may already contain some (much?) of what you're
> after.  Thanks
> > again,
> > 
> > DG
> > 
> > PS: If your original email was (primarily) intended to
> have someone
> > grant you edit permissions, I'm afraid I haven't been
> granted that
> > power yet, so you'll have to wait until someone who
> does, does.
> > 
> > >
> > > Andrew
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: scipy-dev-bounces@scipy.org
> > > [mailto:scipy-dev-bounces@scipy.org]
> > > > On Behalf Of David Goldsmith
> > > > Sent: 11 Aug 2009 1:16 PM
> > > > To: SciPy Developers List
> > > > Subject: Re: [SciPy-dev] can I help with the
> docs?
> > > >
> > > > Hi, Andrew, and thanks for your offer to
> help.
> > > Can you be more
> > > > specific vis-a-vis what you have in mind?
> > > >
> > > > David Goldsmith, Technical Editor
> > > > Olympia, WA
> > > >
> > > > --- On Tue, 8/11/09, Andrew Hawryluk <HAWRYLA@novachem.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > From: Andrew Hawryluk <HAWRYLA@novachem.com>
> > > > > Subject: [SciPy-dev] can I help with
> the docs?
> > > > > To: scipy-dev@scipy.org
> > > > > Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 12:10
> PM I'd like
> > > to help with the
> > > > > docs project. I have registered a user
> name of
> > > ahawryluk on the
> > > Wiki.
> > > > > Although the current focus is cleaning
> up the
> > > docstrings on the
> > > numpy
> > > > > module, I'm most interested in writing
> some
> > > introductory material
> > > for
> > > > > the NumPy User Guide.
> > > > >
> > > > > Andrew Hawryluk
> > > > > NOVA Chemicals Research &
> Technology Centre
> > > Calgary, Canada
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
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