[SciPy-dev] Documenting data attributes

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Jun 25 23:53:18 CDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 23:45, Ralf Gommers<ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 15:49, David Goldsmith<d_l_goldsmith@yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi!  For the purposes of meeting the documentation standard, are data
>> > attributes regarded has "returning" something, i.e., should
>> > ndarray.itemsize, for example, have a Returns section?
>> I would describe them in an Attributes section of the class's
>> docstring. See MachAr for an example I did some time ago.
>>  http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/docs/numpy.lib.machar.MachAr/
> Robert, that docstring references Numerical Recipes in C++, is that okay? Is
> it just Numerical Recipes in C that has license issues or the whole series?

A reference does not mean that we have copied code.

Robert Kern

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