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This is the docstring for the example.py module. Modules names should have short, all-lowercase names. The module name may have underscores if this improves readability.

Every module should have a docstring at the very top of the file. The module’s docstring may extend over multiple lines. If your docstring does extend over multiple lines, the closing three quotation marks must be on a line by itself, preferably preceded by a blank line.

  • doc.example.foo( var1 , var2 , long_var_name='hi' )[source]

    A one-line summary that does not use variable names or the function name.

    Several sentences providing an extended description. Refer to variables using back-ticks, e.g. var .


    type description
    var1 : array_like Array_like means all those objects – lists, nested lists, etc. – that can be converted to an array. We can also refer to variables like var1.
    var2 : int The type above can either refer to an actual Python type (e.g. int), or describe the type of the variable in more detail, e.g. (N,) ndarray or array_like.
    long_var_name : {‘hi’, ‘ho’}, optional Choices in brackets, default first when optional.


    type description
    type Explanation of anonymous return value of type type.
    describe : type Explanation of return value named describe.
    out : type Explanation of out.

    Other Parameters:

    type description
    only_seldom_used_keywords : type Explanation
    common_parameters_listed_above : type Explanation


    type description
    BadException Because you shouldn’t have done that.

See also



thirdfunc, fourthfunc, fifthfunc


Notes about the implementation algorithm (if needed).

This can have multiple paragraphs.

You may include some math:


And even use a Greek symbol like inline.


Cite the relevant literature, e.g. You may also cite these references in the notes section above.

O. McNoleg, “The integration of GIS, remote sensing, expert systems and adaptive co-kriging for environmental habitat modelling of the Highland Haggis using object-oriented, fuzzy-logic and neural-network techniques,” Computers & Geosciences, vol. 22, pp. 585-588, 1996.


These are written in doctest format, and should illustrate how to use the function.

>>> a = [1, 2, 3]
>>> print [x + 3 for x in a]
[4, 5, 6]
>>> print "a\n\nb"