[Numpy-discussion] more than 2-D numarrays in recarray?

Todd Miller jmiller at stsci.edu
Tue Feb 4 04:05:04 CST 2003


Francesc Alted wrote:

>Hi,
>
>It seems that recarray doesn't support more than 1-D numarray arrays as
>fields. Is that a fundamental limitation? 
>
I don't think it is fundamental,  merely a question of what is needed 
and works easily.  I see two problems with multi-d numarray fields, both 
solvable:

1.  Multidimensional numarrays must be described in the recarray spec.

2. Either numarray or recarray must be able to handle a (slightly) more 
complicated case of recomputing array strides from shape and 
(bytestride,record-length).

I didn't design or implement recarray so there may be other problems as 
well.

>If not, do you plan to support
>arbitrary dimensions in the future?.
>
I don't think it's a priority now.  What do you need them for?

>
>Thanks,
>
>  
>
Regards,
Todd





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