[SciPy-dev] Docstring standards for NumPy and SciPy

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Wed Jan 10 12:54:06 CST 2007

> Why is a raw format string required? The $...$ should work inline, and 
> for out of line one could use $[  $] or maybe $$...$$. If the whole is 
> going to be translated anyway, we are free to choose our own markup.

You are right, it's not required unless you are using things like \alpha 
between the $ $ (which I do frequently enough that I just make it a 
habit of using raw strings when there is latex.


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