[Numpy-discussion] User-defined data-types

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Fri Aug 1 01:22:17 CDT 2008


On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 11:26 PM, Francesc Alted <faltet@pytables.org>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> We need to make a dtype that needs to be defined in the user's
> application space.  In the NumPy book there is a section devoted to
> this subject, but also warns:
>
> """
> Adding data-types is one of the less well-tested areas for NumPy 1.0, so
> there may be bugs remaining in the approach.
> """
>
> Anybody out there has tried this successfully?
>

Not me, but it is on my list. You will probably want to use at least a few
ufuncs with it, no? The new type will probably also need a type number. Oh,
Heck, give it a shot.  Someone has to go first O_o

Chuck
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