[Numpy-discussion] consensus (was: NA masks in the next numpy release?)

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Fri Oct 28 18:21:21 CDT 2011


On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 5:09 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > 2011/10/28 Stéfan van der Walt <stefan@sun.ac.za>
> >>
> >> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu> wrote:
> >> > The space issues was never ignored and Mark left room for that to be
> >> > addressed.  Parameterized dtypes can still be added (and isn't all
> that
> >> > different from multi-na). Perhaps I could be convinced of a having
> np.MA
> >> > assignments mean "ignore" and np.NA mean "absent".  How far off are we
> >> > really from consensus?
> >>
> >> Do you know whether Mark is around?  I think his feedback would be
> >> useful at this point; having written the code, he'll be able to
> >> evaluate some of the technical suggestions made.
> >>
> >
> > Yes, Mark is around, but I assume he is interested in his school work at
> > this point. And he might not be inclined to get back into this particular
> > discussion. I don't feel he was treated very well by some last time
> around.
>
> We have not always been good at separating the concept of disagreement
> from that of rudeness.
>
> As I've said before, one form of rudeness (and not disagreement) is
> ignoring people.
>
> We should all be careful to point out - respectfully, and with reasons
> - when we find our colleagues replies (or non-replies) to be rude,
> because rudeness is very bad for the spirit of open discussion.
>
>
Trying things out in preparation for discussion is also a mark of respect.
Have you worked with the current implementation?

Chuck
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