On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:27 AM, Alan G Isaac 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