A few errors in "Python in a Nutshell" - Numeric related

Anna revanna at mn.rr.com
Thu Apr 3 02:15:13 CEST 2003


On Wed, 02 Apr 2003 16:23:16 +0000, Fernando Perez wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I recently got Python in a Nutshell, and as I expected, I've found it to
> be extremely informative and well written.  I haven't read it in detail,
> but I'm glad I got it.
> 
> However, I'd like to point out a few problems I found in Chapter 15,
> Numeric processing.  I did not read it in excruciating detail, so please
> don't consider this an exhaustive bug hunt of that chapter.  And by the
> way, that chapter is a fabulous reference to NumPy, far better for most
> things than the standard manual which is organized in a 'cute' (read
> random) way and for some things is nearly useless.  Ch. 15 actually
> explains many things which the NumPy docs gloss over, and the function
> reference is *alphabetized*!! (how hard would it be to do that in the
> normal manual??)
> 
> Anyway, my few nits for future reference:

<snip>

> Anyway, these are just some small nits which readers which use Numeric
> may want to be aware of.  If there is an errata page for the book, it
> may be worth adding them to it.

Alex Martelli is at Python-UK.

You might wish to submit this to the online errata form. Here's the url
for doing so.

http://www.oreilly.com/cgi-bin/errata.form/pythonian

cordially,
Anna




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