[Numpy-discussion] Record arrays

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Thu Jun 26 14:34:25 CDT 2008


On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 11:48:06AM -0500, John Hunter wrote:
> I personally think they are the best thing since sliced bread, and
> everyone here who uses them becomes immediately addicted to them.  I
> would like to see better support for them, especially making the attrs
> exposed to dir so tab completion would work.

> People in the financial/business world work with spreadsheet data a
> lot, and record arrays are the natural data structure to represent
> tabular, heterogeneous data.    If you work with this data all day,
> you save a lot of ugly keystrokes doing r.date rather than r['date'],
> and the code is prettier in my opinion.

I am +1 on all that.

Gael



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