[SciPy-user] examples in docs

Rob Falck robfalck@gmail....
Tue May 5 14:25:40 CDT 2009


On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 3:06 PM, <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Rob Falck <robfalck@gmail.com> wrote:
> > That looks good.  I apologize for not adding the documentation myself.
> >
> > On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 2:17 PM, <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:
> >> > Tue, 05 May 2009 11:46:01 -0400, josef.pktd wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Rob Falck just pointed out a nice set of examples for fmin_slsqp at
> >> >> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/attachment/ticket/570/slsqp_test.py.
> >> >>
> >> >> What's the best way to include them in the docs? the tutorial?
> >> >
> >> > The tutorial, I'd say.
> >> >
> >> >> Is there a way to include or link to examples that are too long for a
> >> >> docstring?
> >> >
> >> > Add a label like
> >> >
> >> > .. _tutorial-sqlsp:
> >> >
> >> > at the relevant point in the tutorial, and refer it to as
> >> >
> >> >        More examples :ref:`in the tutorial <tutorial-sqlsp>`
> >> >
> >> > or :ref:`tutorial-sqlsp` in the docstring, or something along these
> >> > lines.
> >> >
> >>
> >> I did this, but mostly cut and paste:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> http://docs.scipy.org/scipy/docs/scipy.optimize.slsqp.fmin_slsqp/#scipy-optimize-fmin-slsqp
> >>
> >>
> http://docs.scipy.org/scipy/docs/scipy-docs/tutorial/optimize.rst/#tutorial-sqlsp
> >>
> >> Maybe someone who knows more about fmin_slsqp can edit it.
> >>
> >> One more question:
> >> http://docs.scipy.org/scipy/docs/scipy-docs/tutorial/optimize.rst
> >> does a literal include of some files in the examples subdirectory. I
> >> didn't find a way to display and edit them in the docs editor.
> >> If we include more sample scripts, it might be good, to find a way to
> >> add and edit them through the doc editor. Right now the relatively
> >> long example script that I pasted looks a bit ugly in the tutorial
> >> text.
>
> Thanks for checking.
>
> Do you have a brief description available?
> Without looking at it more carefully I got a bit confused about the
> relationship to least squares. From the description in the fortran
> file it looks like a minimizer of an objective function and not a
> least squares minimizer. Is iterative least squares just the algorithm
> or is there a closer relationship to LS?
>
> Josef
>
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Sequential Least Squares is just the name of the algorithm.  Honestly I use
it as a black box and am not extremely familiar with the algorithm
implemented in Fortran.


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- Rob Falck
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