[Numpy-discussion] datetime pull request for review and build/test

Mark Wiebe mwwiebe@gmail....
Wed Jun 22 08:59:08 CDT 2011

This has been reviewed, I'm proceeding with a merge.


On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Mark Wiebe <mwwiebe@gmail.com> wrote:

> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/93
> The summary:
> * Tighten up date unit vs time unit casting rules, and integrate the
> NPY_CASTING enum deeper into the datetime conversions
> * Determine a unit when converting from a string array, similar to when
> converting from lists of strings
> * Switch local/utc handling to a timezone= parameter, which also accepts a
> datetime.tzinfo object. This, for example, enables the use of the pytz
> library with numpy.datetime64
> * Remove the events metadata, make the old API functions raise exceptions,
> and rename the "frequency" metadata name to "timeunit"
> * Abstract the flexible dtype mechanism into a function, so that it can be
> more easily changed without having to add code to many places
> -Mark
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