Ticket #1192 (closed bug: fixed)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

syntax bug in scripting tutorial blocks new developers

Reported by: nitin Owned by: blaz
Milestone: 2.5 Component: documentation
Severity: major Keywords: scripting import
Cc: Blocking:
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First of all thanks very much for your contribution to humanity in the form of this amazing framework.

I had some difficulty getting started with scripting and I'd like to suggest a bug fix that would make it better for developers who are new to Orange.

On page  http://orange.biolab.si/doc/tutorial/start/ right at the bottom you say in the text "import Orange" capital O but the screen shot shows "import orange" - lowercase O. This leads to false error messages. The screen shot should say "import Orange" capital O.

Most people don't read the text much and just look at the screenshot. It was only when i read the docs further about Using the .DMG for scripting, that I realized that the directory was named 'Orange' with a capital o. Then when I tried "import Orange" it worked just fine.

It would be really useful to developers who are very new to the Orange dev env if this was fixed. Otherwise many developers just give up at this point especially on Mac and Windows where directories of libraries are in non standard places when you do a package install.

Hope you can fix this soon.

Thanks very much again for your contribution to humanity.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by marko

  • Owner set to blaz
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Nitin, thank you for this report. The tutorial has not been rewritten yet so it does not reflect the new interface.

comment:2 Changed 20 months ago by ales

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Nitin the tutorial has been rewritten and is accessible at  http://orange.biolab.si/docs/latest/tutorial/rst/

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