[Numpy-discussion] BOF notes: Fernando's proposal: NumPy ndarray with named axes
Sun Jul 11 12:33:59 CDT 2010
On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 11:36, Rob Speer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> But the utility of named indices is not so clear
>> to me. As I understand it, these new arrays will still only be
>> able to have a single type of data (one of float, str, int and so
>> on). This seems to be pretty limiting.
Having ticks on *every* axis is the primary feature there.
> This just shows that people use NumPy for lots of different things. I
> myself have never understood what record arrays are for -- what's the
> advantage of using NumPy if your data isn't made of numbers?
Usually, record arrays *are* composed of numbers. Just heterogeneous
kinds of numbers.
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enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
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