[Numpy-discussion] Re: [SciPy-user] Table like array

Colin J. Williams cjw at sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 1 11:03:05 CST 2006

Paul Barrett wrote:

> On 3/1/06, *Travis Oliphant* <oliphant.travis at ieee.org 
> <mailto:oliphant.travis at ieee.org>> wrote:
>     How many people would like to see x['f1','f2','f5']  return a new
>     array
>     with a new data-type descriptor constructed from the provided fields?
> +1
> I'm surprised that it's not already available.
>  -- Paul

I would like some clarification as to just what is proposed.  The 
expression looks like a subscription but the purpose is closer to that 
of a function or method.

Is this a new method for something which can be done easily in the 
standard way?

Colin W

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