[Numpy-discussion] Re: ndarray.fill and ma.array.filled

Eric Firing efiring at hawaii.edu
Fri Apr 7 17:27:09 CDT 2006


Tim Hochberg wrote:
[...]
> 
>> 2. I don't like the name. "Missing" or "na" would be better.
>>  
>>
> I'm not on board here, although really I'd like to here from other 
> people who use the package. 'na' seems to cryptic to me and 'missing' to 
> specific -- there might be other reasons to mask a value other it being 
> missing. The problem with mask is that it's not clear whether
> True means the data is useful or unuseful. Keep throwing out names, 
> maybe one will stick.

"hide" or "hidden"?  A mask value of True essentially hides the 
underlying value.

Eric




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