[SciPy-dev] stats confusion

David Goldsmith d_l_goldsmith@yahoo....
Wed Jun 17 22:17:00 CDT 2009


Thanks, Josef.

DG

--- On Wed, 6/17/09, josef.pktd@gmail.com <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: josef.pktd@gmail.com <josef.pktd@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SciPy-dev] stats confusion
> To: "SciPy Developers List" <scipy-dev@scipy.org>
> Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 5:35 PM
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 8:08 PM,
> David Goldsmith<d_l_goldsmith@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > --- On Wed, 6/17/09, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> From: Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com>
> >> Subject: Re: [SciPy-dev] stats confusion
> >> To: "SciPy Developers List" <scipy-dev@scipy.org>
> >> Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 3:07 PM
> >> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 16:45, <josef.pktd@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Robert
> Kern<robert.kern@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 16:08, David
> >> Goldsmith<d_l_goldsmith@yahoo.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >>>
> >> >>> OK, this is where I chime in: should
> the doc
> >> be clarified, or does this seem like enough of an
> arcane
> >> deviation from "naive" Python practice that we'll
> actually
> >> want to modify the code (and thus postpone
> modifying the doc
> >> 'til that's done)?
> >> >>
> >> >> Clarify the documentation.
> >> >
> >> > I don't see why we should need to document
> the usage
> >> of positional keywords.
> >> >
> >> > The generated docstrings for the distribution
> in
> >> > http://docs.scipy.org/doc/scipy/reference/generated/scipy.stats.chi2.html?highlight=chi2#scipy.stats.chi2
> >> >
> >> > is pretty dense, and we don't need to load it
> up with
> >> a description
> >> > how to use function arguments.
> >>
> 
> >> The docstring for the scipy.stats.distributions
> module
> >> could use a
> >> warning. The distributions are complicated and
> important
> >> enough that
> >> they deserve some tutorial-style documentation,
> which would
> >> be the
> >> ideal place for this information.
> >>
> >
> > Good "steerage," Robert, thanks!
> >
> > DG
> 
> Everybody is welcome to clean up my draft for a stats
> tutorial or
> rewrite it to make it nicer
> http://docs.scipy.org/scipy/docs/scipy-docs/tutorial/stats.rst/
> 
> so that it can actually be included in the published docs.
> 
> Josef
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