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Re: function help
From: |
Ben Abbott |
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Re: function help |
Date: |
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:25:32 -0500 |
On Feb 25, 2012, at 1:56 PM, John W. Eaton wrote:
> On 25-Feb-2012, Doug Stewart wrote:
>
> | I certainly agree, any body else have some thoughts?
>
> The usual thing to do with a Texinfo manual is to have something like
>
> @node Matrix Manipulation
> @chapter Matrix Manipulation
>
> There are a number of functions available for checking to see if the
> elements of a matrix meet some condition, and for rearranging the
> elements of a matrix. For example, Octave can easily tell you if all
> the elements of a matrix are finite, or are less than some specified
> value. Octave can also rotate the elements, extract the upper- or
> lower-triangular parts, or sort the columns of a matrix.
>
> @menu
> * Finding Elements and Checking Conditions::
> * Rearranging Matrices::
> * Special Utility Matrices::
> * Famous Matrices::
> @end menu
>
> @node Finding Elements and Checking Conditions
> @section Finding Elements and Checking Conditions
>
> ...
>
> I'm not a big fan of the enumerated list, but I can see it working in
> some cases.
>
> The menu already provides the hyperlinks to the subsections. The
> difference with what Ben proposes is that the introductory material is
> all together with the menu following. I don't know how to express in
> Texinfo what Ben proposes.
>
> Instead, I think the manual just needs more introductory material at
> the beginning of each chapter that has multiple sections (or each
> section that has multiple subsections). It could also use more
> exposition apart from the function docstrings that are included
> automatically.
>
> jwe
Doug,
Please modify your proposed changeset to match John's description, I'll push
the change. I'm not as familiar with texinfo as I am with LaTeX and beamer, so
I expect there will be additional editing before we're done. After we have a
reasonable example on how to approach adding introductrory material we can move
on to other sections of the manual.
Ben
- RE: function help, (continued)
- RE: function help, Damian Harty, 2012/02/24
- Re: function help, Doug Stewart, 2012/02/24
- Re: function help, damian.harty, 2012/02/24
- Re: function help, Doug Stewart, 2012/02/24
- Re: function help, Doug Stewart, 2012/02/24
- Re: function help, Ben Abbott, 2012/02/24
- Re: function help, Doug Stewart, 2012/02/24
- Re: function help, Ben Abbott, 2012/02/25
- Re: function help, Doug Stewart, 2012/02/25
- Re: function help, John W. Eaton, 2012/02/25
- Re: function help,
Ben Abbott <=
- Re: function help, damian.harty, 2012/02/24
- Re: function help, Ben Abbott, 2012/02/23
- Re: function help, Ben Abbott, 2012/02/23
- Re: function help, Ben Abbott, 2012/02/23