[Scipy-svn] r5240 - trunk/doc/release

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Tue Dec 9 19:16:54 CST 2008


Author: damian.eads
Date: 2008-12-09 19:16:53 -0600 (Tue, 09 Dec 2008)
New Revision: 5240

Modified:
   trunk/doc/release/0.7.0-notes.rst
Log:
Wordsmithed hierarchy section of 0.7.0 release notes.

Modified: trunk/doc/release/0.7.0-notes.rst
===================================================================
--- trunk/doc/release/0.7.0-notes.rst	2008-12-10 00:59:30 UTC (rev 5239)
+++ trunk/doc/release/0.7.0-notes.rst	2008-12-10 01:16:53 UTC (rev 5240)
@@ -85,8 +85,13 @@
 transform a hierarchical clustering into a set of flat clusters. Since
 these flat clusters are generated by cutting the tree into a forest of
 trees, the ``leaders`` function takes a linkage and a flat clustering
-and finds the root of each tree in the forest. Finally, a matplotlib
-extension is provided for plotting dendrograms.
+and finds the root of each tree in the forest. The ``ClusterNode``
+class represents a hierarchical clusterings as a field-navigable tree
+object. ``to_tree`` converts a matrix-encoded hierarchical clustering
+to a ``ClusterNode`` object. Routines for converting between MATLAB
+and SciPy linkage encodings are provided. Finally, a ``dendrogram``
+function plots hierarchical clusterings as a dendrogram using
+matplotlib.
 
 New Spatial package
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
@@ -112,7 +117,7 @@
 the distance on all pairs of vectors in the Cartesian product of two
 sets of vectors.  Pairwise distance matrices are stored in condensed
 form, only the upper triangular is stored. ``squareform`` converts
-between square distance matrices and condensed distance matrices.
+distance matrices between square and condensed forms.
 
 Reworked fftpack package
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



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