[SciPy-user] best way of finding a function

Francesc Altet faltet@carabos....
Fri Apr 27 12:08:22 CDT 2007


El dv 27 de 04 del 2007 a les 11:49 -0500, en/na Trevis Crane va
escriure:
> OK thank you.  But in the generalized case, for you guys/gals who are
> more experienced, when looking for a function for the first time, is
> this what you usually do -- Google it?  

Google helps a lot indeed.

I use also quite a lot the TAB key in IPython, and the '?' mark after a
name function that I'm not sure if it is what I'm after.  When this
technique is used in combination with packages that are hierarchically
structured (i.e. subpackages of subpackages) like SciPy is, this turns
out to be stunningly effective (at least for me).

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