[SciPy-Dev] Place for PDF of "ODRPACK User's Guide" on scipy.org?

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Jun 24 21:27:55 CDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 21:11, David Goldsmith <d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!  Robert's excellent docstring for the odr module had a dead link to the
> recommended "ODRPACK User's Guide"; Marcus Boumans provided a live link in
> the Discussion area, and I've since incorporated it into the docstring
> proper.  One small problem, however: the link is to a PostScript file - no
> biggy for posix users (all flavors come standard w/ PS readers IIRC), but an
> (admittedly minor) nuisance for Windows users, since if one doesn't already
> have a PS reader, one needs to go find one, install it, etc. to be able to
> read this.  (I don't recall what the situation is for Mac, but I suspect,
> since the OS became unix-based, it's PS friendly out-of-the-box, yes?)
> Anyway, I went ahead and created a PDF of the document *and* secured
> redistribution permission from Daniel Lozier, Mathematical Software Group
> Leader, NIST, 'cause I thought it might be nice of us to provide such a
> version of the document, w/ a link to it in the docstring.  If TPTB agree, I
> can email both the PDF and the redist. permission email to the appropriate
> person to place somewhere on scipy.org.

The PDFs generated from the original LaTeX DVI files are here:


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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