[SciPy-dev] doc question: special.orthogonal.p_roots and co

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Sun Dec 6 14:59:16 CST 2009


On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 5:46 PM, <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was looking for the Legendre points and weights for Gaussian quadrature.
> In the source of integrate.quadrature, I found the use of
> special.orthogonal.p_roots
> It is not in my (oldish) htmlhelp
>
> p_roots and co are not links in
>
> http://docs.scipy.org/scipy/docs/scipy.special.orthogonal/
>
> on the doc page for them, they show up as
> Note: This docstring is obsolete; the corresponding object is no
> longer present in SVN.
>
> http://docs.scipy.org/scipy/docs/scipy.special.orthogonal.p_roots/
>
> in trunk they are still available:
>
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/browser/trunk/scipy/special/orthogonal.py#L602
>
> Is this a documentation bug, or are there some changes that I didn't see?
>

In rev 6070 Pauli added an __all__ dict to orthogonal.py that does not
include those functions. I think pydocweb only generates pages for objects
in __all__ if that exists. So it looks like that is the reason.

Should all the xx_roots funcs be in __all__ in your opinion?

Cheers,
Ralf
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