[Numpy-discussion] fixing up datetime
Wed Jun 8 00:36:14 CDT 2011
On 6/7/11 4:53 PM, Pierre GM wrote:
> Anyhow, each time yo
> read 'frequency' in scikits.timeseries, think 'unit'.
or maybe "precision" -- when I think if unit, I think of something that
can be represented as a floating point value -- but here, with integers,
it's the precision that can be represented. Just a thought.
> Well, it can be argued that the epoch is 0...
yes, but that really should be transparent to the user -- what epoch is
chosen should influence as little as possible (e.g. only the range of
> Mmh. How would you define a quarter unit ? [3M] ? But then, what if
> you want your year to start in December, say (we often use
> DJF/MAM/JJA/SON as a way to decompose a year in four 'hydrological'
> seasons, for example)
And the federal fiscal year is Oct - Sept, so the first quarter is (Oct,
Nov, Dec) -- clearly that needs to be flexible.
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