[SciPy-user] Docstring standards for NumPy and SciPy

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Thu Jan 18 12:43:24 CST 2007

On Wed, 17 Jan 2007, Travis Oliphant apparently wrote: 
> Probably something like :OtherParameters: or something 
> like that.  I prefer white-space as in  :Other Parameters: 
> if it can be made to work. 

While Ed suggested that he can make this work, it would be 
a deviation from standard reST.  Each time there is such 
a deviation, it makes it harder for other reST based 
processors (besides Epydoc) to process the docs.
So perhaps :OtherParameters: or :Parameters2: would be better.

> 1) :lm:`foo` for :latex-math:`foo`
> 2) :m:`foo` for :math:`foo` 

I must have missed a post: what is the distinction being 
drawn here?  I do not know what :math: is unless it is 
:latex-math:.  I can imagine also having, say, :lout-math: 
but I do not recall this being discussed.

> It would be best to have an :Returns: consolidated field 
> that looks very-much like the :Parameters: section. 


Alan Isaac

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