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

Matthew Brett matthew.brett@gmail....
Fri Oct 28 18:26:13 CDT 2011


Hi,

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> 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?

OK - this seems to me to be rude.  Why?  Because you have presumably
already read what my concerns were, and my discussion of the current
implementation in my reply to Travis.  You haven't made any effort to
point out to me where I may be wrong or failing to understand.  I
infer that you are merely saying 'go away and come back later'.  And
that is rude.

Best,

Matthew


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