# [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.

-Travis