[Numpy-discussion] numpy.var and numpy.std

Travis Oliphant oliphant.travis at ieee.org
Thu Jul 20 13:00:24 CDT 2006

Tom Denniston wrote:
> Are these functions supposed to compute variance and standard
> deviation?  They don't have docstrings and I can't find anything about
> them in Travis' manual.
These are in the manual but only as a general reference to the fact that 
array methods also have functional counter-parts.  In other words,

a.meth() --> meth(a) 

The latter is more general because a does not have to be an array already.


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