[Numpy-discussion] timezones and datetime64

Benjamin Root ben.root@ou....
Wed Apr 3 22:31:41 CDT 2013


On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal <
chris.barker@noaa.gov> wrote:

>
> Personally, I never need finer resolution than seconds, nor more than
> a century, so it's no big deal to me, but just wondering....
>
>
A use case for finer resolution than seconds (in our field, no less!) is
lightning data.  At the last SciPy conference,  a fellow meteorologist
mentioned how difficult it was to plot out lightning data at resolutions
finer than microseconds (which is the resolution of the python datetime
objects).  Matplotlib has not supported the datetime64 object yet (John
passed before he could write up that patch).

Cheers!
Ben

By the way, my 12th Rule of Programming is "Never roll your own datetime"
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