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

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Fri Jun 25 04:41:45 CDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 7:27 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.mechanicalkern.com/static/odrpack_guide.pdf
> http://www.mechanicalkern.com/static/odr_ams.pdf
> http://www.mechanicalkern.com/static/odr_vcv.pdf

Thanks, Robert.  I assume I may add those links to the docstring?


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