[Numpy-discussion] how to use masked arrays

Eric Firing efiring@hawaii....
Wed May 14 12:19:55 CDT 2008

Pierre GM wrote:
> * If you want to access the underlying data directly, these two commands are 
> (almost) equivalent [1]:
>>>> mydata._data
>>>> mydata.view(np.ndarray)

Shouldn't the former be discouraged, on the grounds that a leading 
underscore, by Python convention, indicates an attribute that is not 
part of the public API, but is instead part of the potentially 
changeable implementation?


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