[Scipy-tickets] [SciPy] #1295: Confusing and/or inaccurate labels on probability plot ('stats.probplot') axes

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#1295: Confusing and/or inaccurate labels on probability plot ('stats.probplot')
axes
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 Reporter:  jmpolom      |       Owner:  somebody
     Type:  defect       |      Status:  new     
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  0.9.0   
Component:  scipy.stats  |     Version:  0.7.0   
 Keywords:  probplot     |  
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Comment(by rgommers):

 Would be good if you could get that info. Distribution-dependent label is
 possible, but there are >90 distributions, so a sensible default would be
 easier...

 Docstring patches are very welcome, preferably on the wiki I linked above.
 We're improving the docs every release, but scipy has >3000 docstrings,
 most of which need improving.

 About reading source code, that is very easy from ipython, try:
 {{{
 In [3]: sp.stats.probplot??

 Type:             function
 Base Class:       <type 'function'>
 String Form:   <function probplot at 0x2848c30>
 Namespace:        Interactive
 File:
 /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/site-
 packages/scipy/stats/morestats.py
 Definition:       sp.stats.probplot(x, sparams=(), dist='norm', fit=1,
 plot=None)
 Source:
 def probplot(x, sparams=(), dist='norm', fit=1, plot=None):
     """Return (osm, osr){,(scale,loc,r)} where (osm, osr) are order
 statistic
 <...etc...>
 }}}

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