[Numpy-discussion] ANN: NumPy/SciPy Documentation Marathon 2008

Bruce Southey bsouthey@gmail....
Wed May 21 11:57:49 CDT 2008

Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> Hi Bruce
> 2008/5/21 Bruce Southey <bsouthey@gmail.com>:
>> I would like to throw out the following idea with no obligations:
>> IF people have the time and energy while writing the documentation, can
>> they also test that the function is doing what it is expected?
>> Also related to this is developing appropriate tests if these are not
>> covered or at least provide a file of code used in evaluating the
>> functionality.
> We are adding examples (read: doctests) to every function, which serve
> as unit tests at the same time.  In writing these, we do come across
> bugs (like http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/798), for
> which tickets are filed.  This is a documentation drive, though, so
> the examples are illustrative; we don't aim to write exhaustive unit
> tests that cover all corner cases.
> That said, any person who wishes to contribute unit tests is most
> welcome to do so.  I can guarantee that your patches will be applied
> speedily :)
> Regards
> Stéfan
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Excellent as I did not see any mention of this on the web page.


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