# empty-docstring-section (D414)#

Derived from the **pydocstyle** linter.

## What it does#

Checks for docstrings that contain empty sections.

## Why is this bad?#

Multi-line docstrings are typically composed of a summary line, followed by a blank line, followed by a series of sections, each with a section header and a section body.

Empty docstring sections are indicative of missing documentation. Empty sections should either be removed or filled in with relevant documentation.

## Example#

```
def calculate_speed(distance: float, time: float) -> float:
"""Calculate speed as distance divided by time.
Parameters
----------
distance : float
Distance traveled.
time : float
Time spent traveling.
Returns
-------
float
Speed as distance divided by time.
Raises
------
"""
try:
return distance / time
except ZeroDivisionError as exc:
raise FasterThanLightError from exc
```

Use instead:

```
def calculate_speed(distance: float, time: float) -> float:
"""Calculate speed as distance divided by time.
Parameters
----------
distance : float
Distance traveled.
time : float
Time spent traveling.
Returns
-------
float
Speed as distance divided by time.
Raises
------
FasterThanLightError
If speed is greater than the speed of light.
"""
try:
return distance / time
except ZeroDivisionError as exc:
raise FasterThanLightError from exc
```