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Title: Remove mention of "subcontrary mean" from the docs
Type: Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.10, Python 3.9
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: steven.daprano Nosy List: mark.dickinson, rhettinger, steven.daprano
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2021-02-06 19:35 by rhettinger, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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PR 24462 merged rhettinger, 2021-02-06 19:47
Messages (3)
msg386567 - (view) Author: Raymond Hettinger (rhettinger) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-02-06 19:35
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".
msg386588 - (view) Author: Mark Dickinson (mark.dickinson) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-02-07 12:22
Sounds good to me. I don't recall ever meeting the term.
msg386611 - (view) Author: Raymond Hettinger (rhettinger) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-02-08 00:45
New changeset 30a8b2839646c849371c7f8411132571cd8bf17c by Raymond Hettinger in branch 'master':
bpo-43147:  Remove archaic terminology. (GH-24462)
Date User Action Args
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2021-02-08 00:45:32rhettingersetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
stage: patch review -> resolved
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2021-02-07 12:22:47mark.dickinsonsetnosy: + mark.dickinson
messages: + msg386588
2021-02-06 19:47:13rhettingersetkeywords: + patch
stage: patch review
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2021-02-06 19:35:44rhettingercreate