[Numpy-discussion] Datarray BoF, part2

Skipper Seabold jsseabold@gmail....
Wed Jul 21 16:38:07 CDT 2010


On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Rob Speer <rspeer@mit.edu> wrote:
> I agree with the idea that axis labels must be strings.
>
> Yes, this is the opposite of my position on tick labels ("names"), but
> there's a reason: ticks are often defined by whatever data you happen
> to be working with, but axis labels will in the vast majority of
> situations be defined by the programmer as they're writing the code.
> If the programmer wants to name something, they'll certainly be able
> to do so with a string.
>

+1 This is what I was thinking as well.

Skipper


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