[SciPy-dev] Scipy Tutorial (and updating it)

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Thu Dec 4 14:36:46 CST 2008

Thu, 04 Dec 2008 10:44:13 -0500, josef.pktd wrote:
> Just to provide my comment on search:
> Compared to a windows helpfile, and single page search, sphinx search is
> very slow, especially when I'm on on online connection. I, now, got used
> to np.lookfor because it is much faster than trying to get through the
> online help.
> I like the new Sphinx docs a lot if I have to look up a specific topic,
> but when I don't know which function might be useful for my case, then
> the overview and speed of looking around is pretty tedious, compared to
> the windows help files for matlab or R. (As an aside: I actually like
> the style sheet of the documentation editor better than sphinx.)

Can you be more specific: which elements of the page would you like to 
see changed?

> I haven't tried yet to generate my own numpy, scipy docs, since they are
> makefile based, and I didn't want to spend the time to figure out how to
> use the build scripts on windows, but a windows helpfile is on my
> wish/todo list, since sphinx makes it very easy to do.

Sure, HTML help workshop was easy to install on Linux too, so we can also 
build those.

Pauli Virtanen

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