[Numpy-discussion] Adding the ability to "clone" a few fields from a data-type
Stéfan van der Walt
Thu Oct 30 01:55:36 CDT 2008
2008/10/30 Robert Kern <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Provide a kind of inaccessible and invisible dtype for implementing
> dummy fields. This is useful in other places like file parsing. At the
> same time, implement a function that uses this capability to make
> views with a subset of the fields of a structured array. I'm not sure
> that people need an API for replacing the fields of a dtype like this.
I have thought about adding such an invisible dtype before
(incidentally, it was while parsing files!). I would be interested in
exploring this route further.
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