[SciPy-user] Docstring searching capability in scipy

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Fri Oct 21 18:18:23 CDT 2005

Robert Kern wrote:

>We have fairly good docstring coverage in scipy at least. We need to
>build some searching capability, though.
There is a little bit of searching in  scipy's info

info('minimize') will look through the docstrings and report functions
containing that word.

In new scipy info is in  *scipy.utils.helpmod* until we figure out what 
to do with it.

If you are running new scipy
 >>> from scipy.utils.helpmod import info
 >>> from scipy import info

if you are running old scipy.

info was written just before help was available from Python,  but it still
returns more docstring information than help does.





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