[SciPy-user] list of routines and Documented functions in scipy?
emsellem at obs.univ-lyon1.fr
Tue Aug 23 01:25:35 CDT 2005
I am using Scipy rather frequently now, but each time I need a new
function, there seems to be no easy way to first know if there is
something for me in scipy, and if yes, if it does really what I wish it
to do. Example: I needed to perform a Kolmogorov-Smirnov test on 2
samples, and indeed after some keywords search on the web (Kolmogorov
,Smirnov, python) I found "ks_sample" in scipy.stats. This was
relatively easy because the routine name is rather clear...
But again, the help is short (not that critical for such a standard
routine, but ... for more complex ones?). And then, I don't know if this
is really the only routine I could use (maybe I could make use of other
statistical tests if they are implemented? ), and if not which is the best.
So my (nagging) question is:
- is there a list somewhere of all useful routine in Scipy which are
available and work, with some minimum documentation which would allow me
to quickly find if something exists or not, and what it does. I know
there is the scipy/tutorial.pdf document, but it is far from complete to
say the least and it is meant I think as a tutorial, not as an
exhaustive list of routines with their functioning.
I realize that documenting all this is a lot of work, and I am not
complaining about the "apparent" lack of docs there! I still have the
impression (and I could be plain wrong) that there are not that
many/frequent updates of the packages (although bugs have been reported
and probably installed on CVS), and that documentation is rather lacking
for such a nice set of routines.
Sorry if I seem to play the bad guy there. Just asking...! (if these
lists/docs don't exist, is there a plan for having one?)
Thanks in advance!
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