[Numpy-discussion] Record arrays
Travis E. Oliphant
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 Is its use still recommended, or has it been superseded by fancy data-types?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superseded by fancy data types because fancy data types have existed for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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