On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:27 AM, Alan G Isaac aisaac@american.edu wrote:

On 3/21/2010 12:54 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:

too many blank lines are needed

On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Alan G Isaac <aisaac@american.edu mailto:aisaac@american.edu> wrote:

`Please define "need" after seeing the compact example I posted.`

On 3/21/2010 9:58 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:

You need 4 blank lines in your example. Now I tried adding a description

Here is the compact example I posted.

`q, r if mode = 'full': - q : ndarray of float or complex, shape (M, K) - r : ndarray of float or complex, shape (K, N) r if mode = 'r': - r : ndarray of float or complex, shape (K, N) a2 if mode = 'economic': - a2 : ndarray of float or complex, shape (M, N) K = min(M, N). The diagonal and the upper triangle of `a2` contains `r`, while the rest of `a2` is undefined.`

Your example works, the only blank lines it needs is before and after the

whole block, plus above "K = min(M, N)." With one level of indentation this is an alternative to dashed lists.

After adding definitions for the returned arguments I still think it doesn't look good, but that's maybe a matter of taste. Try this in the wiki (in the Notes, doesn't work in Parameters/Returns):

q, r if mode = 'full': - q : ndarray of float or complex, shape (M, K) Definition of q. - r : ndarray of float or complex, shape (K, N) Definition of r. r if mode = 'r': - r : ndarray of float or complex, shape (K, N) Definition of r. a2 if mode = 'economic': - a2 : ndarray of float or complex, shape (M, N) Definition of a.

K = min(M, N). The diagonal and the upper triangle of `a2` contains `r`, while the rest of `a2` is undefined.

Cheers, Ralf