[Numpy-discussion] dtype=None as default for np.genfromtxt ?

Neil Crighton neilcrighton@gmail....
Sun Feb 14 06:47:50 CST 2010


Pierre GM <pgmdevlist <at> gmail.com> writes:

> 
> It has been suggested (ticket #1262) to change the default dtype=float to 
dtype=None in np.genfromtxt.
> Any thoughts ?
> 

I agree dtype=None should be default for the reasons given in the ticket. 

How do we handle the backwards-incompatible change?  A warning in the next 
release, then change it in the following release?

Neil



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