[Numpy-discussion] The date/time dtype and the casting issue

Tom Denniston tom.denniston@alum.dartmouth....
Wed Jul 30 14:33:05 CDT 2008


Yes this all makes a lot of sense.  I would propose changing the name
from business days to weekdays though.  Does anyone object wih that?

On 7/30/08, Ivan Vilata i Balaguer <ivan@selidor.net> wrote:
> Tom Denniston (el 2008-07-30 a les 13:12:45 -0500) va dir::
>
> > 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?
>
> Yes, that may be a better term.  I guess we didn't choose that because
> we aren't native English speakers, and because TimeSeries was already
> using the other term.
>
> > 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.
>
> I think that what Francesc was trying to say is that taking holidays
> into account would be way too difficult to be implemented.  Timezones
> were just an example of another (unrelated) feature we left out due to
> its complexity.
>
> > On 7/30/08, Francesc Alted <faltet@pytables.org> wrote:
> > > A Wednesday 30 July 2008, Tom Denniston escrigué:
> > > > When people are refering to busienss days are you talking about
> > > > weekdays or are you saying weekday non-holidays?
> > >
> > > Plain weekdays.  Taking in account holidays for all the world round
> > > would be certainly much more complex than timezones, which neither are
> > > being considered in this proposal.
>
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