[Numpy-discussion] Record arrays

Christopher Hanley chanley@stsci....
Thu Jun 26 11:31:40 CDT 2008

Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am documenting `recarray`, and have a question:
> Is its use still recommended, or has it been superseded by fancy data-types?
> Regards
> Stéfan
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I would say that it has been superseded by fancy data-types.  It is 
necessary that recarray remain for backward compatibility with large, 
legacy numarray projects.  However, I would encourage all new code be 
written with the native object arrays.


Christopher Hanley
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