[Numpy-discussion] #734: interactive docstring search (lookfor)
Travis E. Oliphant
Thu Apr 10 20:09:03 CDT 2008
Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> Travis E. Oliphant kirjoitti:
>> Pauli Virtanen wrote:
>>> I think this is a good idea: full-namespace docstring search à la Matlab
>>> lookfor. I wrote a quick implementation for numpy here:
>> Cool. I started scipy.misc.info a long time ago to try and do this. I
>> didn't advertise it well enough ;-)
>> I'm happy to move this functionality into numpy (but it might be better
>> in IPython).
> Aha! I was wondering if something this simple was already present, but I
> didn't notice that numpy.lib.utils.info also accepted strings as
> parameters. Btw, the info function is already in numpy and the code is
> duplicated in scipy.misc.
> However, "info" is a bit different from "lookfor" in that it finds
> documentation by the exact function name, not by looking into the
> So, should info and lookfor be combined, or kept separate?
combined --- i.e. info should be replace by lookfor
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