[Numpy-discussion] feedback request: proposal to add masks to the core ndarray

Nathaniel Smith njs@pobox....
Thu Jun 23 19:03:48 CDT 2011


On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:
> Speaking as a user who's avoided numpy.ma, it wasn't actually because
> of the behavior I pointed out (I never got far enough to notice it),
> but because I got the distinct impression that it was a "second-class
> citizen" in numpy-land. I don't know if that's true. But I wasn't sure
> how solidly things like interactions between numpy and masked arrays
> worked, or how and it seemed like it had more niche uses. So it just
> seemed like more hassle than it was worth for my purposes. Moving it
> into the core and making it really solid *would* address these
> issues...

Er, that should be, "or how to write generic code that handled both
ordinary and masked arrays transparently,".

Man, that's the second time today I've done that. I need to proofraed better...

-- Nathaniel


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