[Numpy-discussion] median object

keflavich keflavich@gmail....
Tue Jul 7 21:08:39 CDT 2009

Robert Kern-2 wrote:
> Mostly just history. Many, though certainly not all, single-argument
> functions from Numeric became ndarray methods. I believe that median
> was added after that event, and there is some resistance to adding yet
> another method to ndarray. The implementor of numpy.ma did not feel
> that way and found it easier to implement median as a method on masked
> arrays.

I don't think masked arrays have median methods either, but if you use
numpy.ma.median exclusively, it will work on both types.

Thanks for the pointer to generic, that's a more elegant solution in

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