[SciPy-dev] Web space for docstring-linked PDFs?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Feb 11 09:37:16 CST 2010

2010/2/11 Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za>:
> On 11 February 2010 00:48, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would like to make the PDFs of the ODRPACK User's Guide available
>> somewhere on (docs.)scipy.org in order to provide a stable URL for
>> them. The URL currently in the scipy.odr docstring is now broken. I
>> currently have them on my own web space, but it would be nice to have
>> them available somewhere stable on scipy.org (although not as a wiki
>> attachment). I am now getting an email every month or so telling me
>> that the link is broken. Is there a reasonable place in the
>> docs.scipy.org infrastructure where I can place these static files
>> such that they will be backed up and eventually migrated along with
>> the rest of the infrastructure as it evolves?
> If the files are not to big, let's add them to the SVN repo under either
> /trunk/doc/frontpage or the new
> /scipy.org
> The new scipy site can be previewed at new.scipy.org.

How big is too big?

% ls -lh
total 900K
-rw-r--r-- 1 rkern rkern 156K May 27  2009 odr_ams.pdf
-rw-r--r-- 1 rkern rkern 551K May 27  2009 odrpack_guide.pdf
-rw-r--r-- 1 rkern rkern 167K May 27  2009 odr_vcv.pdf

The really important one is the 551K file, though all of them are useful.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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