[SciPy-Dev] Cross-link scipy docs and source code?
Sun Mar 11 08:25:10 CDT 2012
On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:51 AM, Christoph Deil
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > would it be possible to cross-link the scipy docs and source code?
> > I would find that very useful and I could imagine that this might in the
> > long run lead to more scipy contributors (see recent mailing list thread
> > that there are too few of those).
> > More users will start to browse the code and understand how things are
> > implemented and eventually feel competent enough to add the features they
> > need in scipy instead of writing their own modules / wrappers based on
> > scipy.
> > Here's an example that shows how scipy docs currently look (no link to
> > source code):
> > statsmodels is an example of a package that has cross-linked their auto
> > docs and source code:
> IIRC, we added the source in statsmodels by accident, however I don't
> find any discussion anymore.
> It's a bit similar to the (old style) DOXYGEN generated documentation.
> I don't think sphinx would handle parts of scipy that are not in
> I like having quick access to the source to see what a function
> actually does. For scipy, I rely most of the time on the object
> inspector in Spyder that is able to pull up the docstring and the
> source, or sometimes on numpy.source
> The only thing I would worry a bit with adding the source is the size
> of the htmlhelp, but I don't think it will get too large or sluggish.
Instead of doubling the size of the built docs, why not add a link to the
source file on Github?
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