[SciPy-dev] MCMC, Kalman Filtering, AI for SciPy?

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Thu Sep 30 23:53:59 CDT 2004

Fernando Perez wrote:
> Travis Oliphant wrote:
>> Some reorganization is probably needed, but I think that more work 
>> should be done on getting some kind of standard searchable help 
>> working well, first.  The only draw-back to the .chm idea is that I 
>> don't know how to make .chm files.
> I don't either, but I found this prechm.py, in python's CVS at Doc/tools:
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/*checkout*/python/python/dist/src/Doc/tools/prechm.py?content-type=text%2Fplain&rev=1.20 
> I haven't tested it, but from the docstring, it will take html files and 
> wrap them into a .chm file.  We could give it a try, and if it works 
> well enough, make a bundle of docs in this format.

Not quite, AFAICT. It massages the existing HTML to what's necessary for 
Microsoft's help authoring tools to work. Their Windows-only software is 
still necessary to build the CHM file itself.

Robert Kern
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