[Numpy-discussion] BOF notes: Fernando's proposal: NumPy ndarray with named axes

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Tue Jul 6 13:09:33 CDT 2010

Just to give a data point, my research group and I would be very excited
at the idea of having Fernando's data arrays in Numpy. We can't offer to
maintain it, because we are already fairly involved in machine learning
and neuroimaging specific code, but we would be able to rely on it more
in our packages, and we love it!


On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 11:31:02PM -0500, Jonathan March wrote:
>    Fernando Perez proposed a NumPy enhancement, an ndarray with named axes,
>    prototyped as DataArray by him, Mike Trumpis, Jonathan Taylor, Matthew
>    Brett, Kilian Koepsell and Stefan van der Walt.

>    At SciPy 2010 on July 1, Fernando convened a BOF (Birds of a Feather)
>    discussion of this proposal.

>    The notes from this BOF can be found at:
>    [1]http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/wiki/NdarrayWithNamedAxes
>    (linked from the Plans section of [2]http://projects.scipy.org/numpy )

>    HELP NEEDED: Fernando does not have the resources to drive the project
>    beyond this prototype, which already does what he needs. If this is to go
>    anywhere, it needs people to do the work. Please step forward.

> References

>    Visible links
>    1. http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/wiki/NdarrayWithNamedAxes
>    2. http://projects.scipy.org/numpy

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    Gael Varoquaux
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