[SciPy-dev] interest in Time series functionality?

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Wed Apr 26 15:15:37 CDT 2006


On Wed, 26 Apr 2006, (UTC) Matt Knox apparently wrote: 
> Oh, one thing I should mention is that the code currently 
> uses the mx.DateTime module 
> (http://www.egenix.com/files/python/mxDateTime.html) 
> because I have found it to offer a lot more flexibility 
> than python's built-in date/time module. It could probably 
> be rewritten to use only the built in date/time module, 
> but I am not going to attempt to do that at this time 

IMO, this is a reasonable dependency,
even if I might better like reliance on python-dateutil,
which is wonderful.  (I think Matplotlib uses 
python-dateutil for time series handling; you might
want to take a look.)

The only thing I suggest is gracefully handling the
import error if the module is not present.  (E.g.,
say where to get it.)

Cheers,
Alan Isaac







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