[SciPy-dev] Question about editing docs

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Wed May 13 01:45:44 CDT 2009

Tue, 12 May 2009 15:57:22 -0500, Bruce Southey kirjoitti:
> My understanding is that virtually none of the stats functions have been
> edited as part of the SciPy documentation marathon. This means that
> nobody has edited the original docstring.  Any effort to make the
> docstrings conform to the standards is welcome.

I don't think there has been an "official" push for a Scipy documentation 
marathon. The doc editor is there, but nobody has checked eg. for

- Which docstrings are automatically generated.

  For example, it may well be that scipy.stats.mstats copies its
  docstrings from scipy.stats. There's no reliable way to determine this
  automatically. So, I suggest checking this from the scipy.stats.mstats
  source code, before editing the docstring of each function.

  At least the functions gmean, hmean, and mode, do copy their docstrings.

- Which docstrings are not worth much concern.

Pauli Virtanen

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