[SciPy-Dev] import scipy convention in docstring Examples

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Sun Jun 13 15:20:22 CDT 2010


On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 1:03 PM, <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 3:43 PM, David Goldsmith
> <d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Warren Weckesser
> > <warren.weckesser@enthought.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> David Goldsmith wrote:
> >> > Hi!  For the Examples in the numpy docstrings, we have the convention
> >> > that we do not need to include "import numpy" (because that is done by
> >> > our automated example tester) but when we're using a numpy namespace
> >> > object, we need to prefix it with "np." (because that's how our
> >> > automated tester is importing it).  Is there a similar convention for
> >> > docstring Examples in scipy?
> >> >
> >>
> >> According to http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/wiki/CodingStyleGuidelines
> ,
> >> "The examples may assume that import numpy as np is executed before the
> >> example code in numpy, and import scipy as sp in scipy. "  But sp does
> >> not appear to be widely used; I can only find it used in
> >> ndimage.geometric_transform and ndimage.map_coordinates.
> >
> > Thanks, Warren, I d
>
>
> import scipy is not very useful, since it doesn't import the sub-packages
>
> I think the most common use is
> from scipy import signal, optimize, stats
>
> or maybe
> import scipy.ndimage as ndi
>
> but I don't know whether there are recommendations for the convention or
> rules
>

The recommendation is: consistency - when you need to import something in an
Example, search the Wiki using Examples%import%<name-of-object-to-import>
and check any results for a precedent, then follow it (or change it
consistently if you feel it is inappropriate for some reason and/or you see
that the results aren't consistent).

DG


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> Josef
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> >>
> >> Warren
> >>
> >>
> >> > DG
> >> >
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-- 
Mathematician: noun, someone who disavows certainty when their uncertainty
set is non-empty, even if that set has measure zero.

Hope: noun, that delusive spirit which escaped Pandora's jar and, with her
lies, prevents mankind from committing a general suicide.  (As interpreted
by Robert Graves)
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