[SciPy-Dev] Use of MATLAB (R): A compromise proposal

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Sat Jun 19 23:32:25 CDT 2010

On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 4:43 PM, David Goldsmith <d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com>wrote:

> Here's a compromise proposal, based on the fact that, according to a
> Wiki-search of the SciPy docstrings for "matlab," there are hundreds of
> occurrences, but only 12 *not* in a sub-object of scipy.io.matlab:
> 0) In those 12, we use MATLAB (R),

As I'm going through those dozen, I'm seeing that even in most of those
instances, the MATLAB (R) appears excessive, so, mostly, I'm just
capitalizing, nothing more.


> 1) In scipy.io.matlab we use Matthew's proposal,
> 2) Everywhere else, we ignore the (R) issue, and change anything different
> from MATLAB (i.e., all caps) to that only if/when it's convenient, i.e., if
> the docstring is being edited for some other reason _and_ the editor
> remembers to do it, i.e., we don't really worry about it (too much)
> otherwise.
> DG
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