[New-bugs-announce] [issue43147] Remove mention of "subcontrary mean" from the docs

Raymond Hettinger report at bugs.python.org
Sat Feb 6 14:35:44 EST 2021

New submission from Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at gmail.com>:

Let's improve the readability of the docs by removing the archaic term "subcontrary mean".  That is a bit saying that capacitors are sometimes called condensers.

I checked with a stats professor and he had never heard of the term.  Likewise, there was no mention in any of my stats books or math references (such as the CRC).  The docs for scipy.stats.hmean() do not use the term.   Googling for "subcontrary mean" only turns up a cross-reference in Wolfram Alpha".

assignee: steven.daprano
components: Documentation
messages: 386567
nosy: rhettinger, steven.daprano
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Remove mention of "subcontrary mean" from the docs
versions: Python 3.10, Python 3.9

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