[SciPy-Dev] Place for PDF of "ODRPACK User's Guide" on scipy.org?
Fri Jun 25 04:41:45 CDT 2010
On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 7:27 PM, Robert Kern <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 21:11, David Goldsmith <email@example.com>
> > Hi! Robert's excellent docstring for the odr module had a dead link to
> > recommended "ODRPACK User's Guide"; Marcus Boumans provided a live link
> > the Discussion area, and I've since incorporated it into the docstring
> > proper. One small problem, however: the link is to a PostScript file -
> > biggy for posix users (all flavors come standard w/ PS readers IIRC), but
> > (admittedly minor) nuisance for Windows users, since if one doesn't
> > have a PS reader, one needs to go find one, install it, etc. to be able
> > read this. (I don't recall what the situation is for Mac, but I suspect,
> > since the OS became unix-based, it's PS friendly out-of-the-box, yes?)
> > Anyway, I went ahead and created a PDF of the document *and* secured
> > redistribution permission from Daniel Lozier, Mathematical Software Group
> > Leader, NIST, 'cause I thought it might be nice of us to provide such a
> > version of the document, w/ a link to it in the docstring. If TPTB
> agree, I
> > can email both the PDF and the redist. permission email to the
> > person to place somewhere on scipy.org.
> The PDFs generated from the original LaTeX DVI files are here:
Thanks, Robert. I assume I may add those links to the docstring?
> Robert Kern
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> though it had an underlying truth."
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lies, prevents mankind from committing a general suicide. (As interpreted
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