[Numpy-discussion] addition, multiplication of a polynomial and np.{float, int}

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Fri Mar 9 17:13:53 CST 2012

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 3:57 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@googlemail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 11:02 PM, Pierre Haessig <pierre.haessig@crans.org>wrote:
>> Hi Charles,
>> Le 07/03/2012 18:00, Charles R Harris a écrit :
>> >
>> > That's a good idea, I'll take care of it. Note the caveat about the
>> > coefficients going in the opposite direction.
>> Great ! In the mean time I changed a bit the root polynomials reference
>> to emphasize the new Polynomial class.
>> http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/docs/numpy-docs/reference/routines.polynomials.rst/
> Thanks Pierre.
>> I feel like that the preexisting text was more targeting people with a
>> preexisting knowledge of Poly1d than people looking for Polynomials in
>> NumPy in general. (Poly1d is unfortunately the number 1 Google result
>> for "polynomials numpy"...)
>> Please make sure I didn't write something completely stupid. Also, I
>> tried to include links using :doc: but the editor complains. I hope it
>> will work after a sphinx compilation. There is a build bot, isn't it ?
>> The aim of the first link is that the "user-in-a-hurry" ends up on the
>> best piece of documentation available, namely "Using the Convenience
>> Classes" after a short intro. Does this sounds good ?
> The buildbot doesn't check the doc build. I've edited a few of the links.
> The :doc: link should work I think, but I'll make sure to check when
> merging your edit into the master branch. The text looks good.
Thanks Pierre, that reads nicely. The lack of knowledge about the package
is probably my fault, since I neglected to do more than the minimal amount
of reference documentation until recently. Undocumented features are
ghostly creatures without tangible reality...

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