[SciPy-Dev] documenting fortran wrapped functions, was:Problems with documentation of scipy.interpolate.dfitpack
Ralf Gommers
ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Tue Jul 13 09:15:07 CDT 2010
On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 3:33 PM, <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 1:18 AM, Vincent Davis <vincent@vincentdavis.net>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 10:09 PM, bowie_22 <m.boumans@gmx.net> wrote:
> >> Hello together,
> >>
> >> I tried to contribute to the documentation of scipy.
> >> I found out that the whole
> >>
> >> scipy.interpolate.dfitpack
> >>
> >> package seems to be a little bit different.
> >>
> >> It is not possible to view the code.
> >> You get 404 File not found error.
> >>
> >> Is there no source code available for dfitpack?
> >> If so, how is the documentation handled?
> >
> > I think the first line in the doc editor says it all.
> > "This module 'dfitpack' is auto-generated with f2py (version:2_8473).
> > Functions:"
> > I think this is the source
> >
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/browser/trunk/scipy/interpolate/src/fitpack.pyf
> >
> > Vincent
>
> Many of the fortran based functions are underdocumented, e.g.
> lapack/blas in linalg, most functions in special, often the fortran
> files contain quite extensive documentation. But it seems in some
> cases like dfitpack, some documentation are autogenerated.
>
> Just a question because I don't have the time to look into this:
> Do we need to mark f2py wrapped functions as "unimportant", or can we
> make sure every f2py wrapped function has a editable docstring?
>
> I looked at this a while ago after writing docs for ftpack_lite. The
problem I ran into is that the add_newdoc function only works for C code,
not Fortran code. Not sure if this can be easily fixed or not.
Cheers,
Ralf
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