[Numpy-discussion] The date/time dtype and the casting issue
Wed Jul 30 13:30:46 CDT 2008
A Wednesday 30 July 2008, Tom Denniston escrigué:
> If it's really just weekdays why not call it that instead of using a
> term like business days that (quite confusingly) suggests holidays
> are handled properly?
Well, we were adopting the name from the TimeSeries package. Perhaps
the authors can answer this better than me.
> Also, I view the timezone and holiday issues as totally seperate. I
> would definately NOT recommend basing holidays on a timezone because
> holidays are totally unrelated to timezones. Usually when you deal
> with holidays, because they vary by application and country and
> change over time, you provide a calendar as an outside input. That
> would be very useful if that were allowed, but might make the
> implementation rather complex.
Yeah, I agree in that timezone and holiday issues as totally separate
issues. I only wanted to stress out that the implementation of these
things is *complex*, and that this was the reason to not consider them.
More information about the Numpy-discussion