[SciPy-dev] pynotes

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu_r at users.sf.net
Fri Nov 19 00:54:24 CST 2004

>>>>> "AB" == Arnd Baecker <arnd.baecker at web.de> writes:

    AB> Hi, following Prabhu's comments I made a few changes to
    AB> pynotes.  It can now deal with ufuncs and some builtin
    AB> functions.  Also the path component including the python
    AB> version is stripped.  The current version can be obtained from
    AB>   http://www.physik.tu-dresden.de/~baecker/tmp/pynotes/
    AB> There also is a small test script, test2.py, which outputs the
    AB> path to a given object for several examples (The output for my
    AB> machine is in test2.out).

Downloaded this and tried, but I get errors.

$ python pynotes.py 
Uuups, no scipy with linalg.flapack.zgesv installed ?
Note that this is not that reliable, IMHO
Uuups, no scipy with linalg.clapack.cgetri installed ?
Note that this is not that reliable, IMHO
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "pynotes.py", line 503, in ?
TypeError: addnote() takes exactly 2 arguments (1 given)

    AB> - are there modules/objects where the approach fails?
    AB>     (I would be very surprised if not ;-) - I am pretty
    AB>      certain that one could overcome such problems

Time will surely tell. :)

    AB> - would this approach be useful for scipy,
    AB>     in particular for user-contributed documentation,
    AB>     code-snippets etc.?

I think this is quite cool and might work out if all of us agree to
use it more and integrate it into IPython.  Having said that, we
should note that often, good ideas fail for some reason or another...


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