[Numpy-discussion] feedback request: proposal to add masks to the core ndarray

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Jun 23 17:08:06 CDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 17:05, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 4:04 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 17:02, Charles R Harris
>> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Gael Varoquaux
>> > <gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org> wrote:
>> >> Ufuncs need work, but I have
>> >> the impression that your proposal is simply to solve the special case
>> >> of
>> >> masked data in the ufunc by breaking the simple numpy array model.
>> >
>> > I wonder how much of the complication could be located in the dtype.
>> What dtype? There are no new dtypes in this proposal.
> Not yet, there aren't.

You're being cryptic. The entire point of the proposal seems to be to
*avoid* new dtypes for the purpose of handling missing data. What are
you trying to refer to?

Robert Kern

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though it had an underlying truth."
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