[Numpy-discussion] Record arrays

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Thu Jun 26 11:38:29 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 Is its use still recommended, or has it been superseded by fancy data-types?
I rarely recommend it's use (but some people do like attribute access to 
the fields).    It is wrong, however, to say that recarray has been 
superseded by fancy data types because fancy data types have existed for 
as long as recarrays. 

I believe pyfits uses them quite a bit, and so they deserve to be 


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