[SciPy-user] Docstring searching capability in scipy
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Fri Oct 21 23:37:30 CDT 2005
I like the three way division of responsibilities Fernando mentioned
and would certainly appreciate more search capability in ipython.
On 10/21/05, Robert Kern <rkern at ucsd.edu> wrote:
> Fernando Perez wrote:
> > Travis Oliphant wrote:
> >>Robert Kern wrote:
> >>>We have fairly good docstring coverage in scipy at least. We need to
> >>>build some searching capability, though.
> >>There is a little bit of searching in scipy's info
> >>info('minimize') will look through the docstrings and report functions
> >>containing that word.
> >>In new scipy info is in *scipy.utils.helpmod* until we figure out what
> >>to do with it.
> > In the spirit of scipy for numerics, matplotlib for plotting and ipython for
> > interactive work, perhaps we should copy this over to ipython. Opinions?
> Yes, please! Among other things, that would allow it to scan scipy and
> other packages for docstrings and store the snippets of documentation
> (doclets?) somewhere in ~/.ipython/ . Then we can search without
> importing anything or scanning every time.
> Robert Kern
> rkern at ucsd.edu
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