[SciPy-dev] maxentropy docs / parent class methods

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Wed Feb 17 05:16:21 CST 2010

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 6:05 AM, Skipper Seabold <jsseabold@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 4:41 PM,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Skipper Seabold <jsseabold@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> The docs on the methods for the maxentropy model class that are
> >> inherited from basemodel are not picked up by sphinx.  It seems that
> >> most of the .rst files explicitly list the methods, but since
> >> basemodel is not intended to be public (and some subclasses overwrite
> >> the parent class methods), is there a better way than to start listing
> >> the basemodel methods?
> >>
> >> I started to make the changes, but I don't think this is the right way
> >> forward.  Other thoughts?
> >>
> >> http://docs.scipy.org/scipy/docs/scipy-docs/maxentropy.rst/
> >
> > Try to reference directly the basemodel.xxx method in the autoclass for
> model
> >
> > .. autoclass:: model
> >
> > .. autosummary::
> >   :toctree: generated/
> >
> > .....
> >   model.dual
> >   basemodel.fit
> >   model.grad
> >   model.log
> >
> > Otherwise, it's better to have too much than too little information in
> the docs
> >
> That works, but it's still the basemodel namespace under model.  I was
> looking to statsmodels to see how we autogenerate the inherited
> methods.  I might play around with a local build so I don't clutter up
> the logs on the wiki.  It's changed so that they show up for now while
> I clean up a little more but is probably not a final solution.
> Those methods do not belong just to 'model' but also to 'bigmodel' and
'conditionalmodel'. So listing them under 'model' is a bit arbitrary. I
think the correct way to do this is to list them under an .. autoclass::
basemodel, with a note that this class contains shared functionality and
should not be instantiated directly.

Also, I do not see in the code that basemodel is not public. Why did you
conclude this? If a user wants to implement a new model, shouldn't he
inherit from basemodel? In that case it should be public. If that's not the
case, an __all__ dict should be added to the module to indicate what is
public and what is not.

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