[Numpy-discussion] dtype names and titles

N. Volbers mithrandir42 at web.de
Sun Feb 12 01:03:04 CST 2006

(sorry Travis, I accidentally replied first to you directly, and not to 
the list)

Travis Oliphant wrote:

> N. Volbers wrote:
>> [...]This seems to be caused by the fact that you can access a field 
>> by both the name and the field title. Why would you want to have two 
>> names anyway?
> This lets you use attribute look up on the names but have the titles 
> be the "true name" of the field.
I still don't understand the reason for keeping two different names. 
IMHO it adds some extra complexity and might be a potential source for 
errors. If I keep an extra title in the array, then I think I should be 
allowed to name it whatever I want. If this is not the case, then I 
would be better off to just have unique field names and keep my extra 
information about the fields in a separate dictionary with the field 
names as keys and the extra information as value. This is my current 
approach, which works quite well; unfortunately the extra information is 
not saved in the array itself.

Is anybody actually using both names and titles?

Best regards,


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