[SciPy-dev] are masked array statistical function hidden intentionally?
Tue Nov 18 15:52:16 CST 2008
On Nov 18, 2008, at 4:35 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> scipy\stats\mstats.py and scipy\stats\mmorestats.py are masked array
> version of many of the statistical function.
> They are not imported in any __init__.py and I did not find them in
> the new documentation for scipy at
> Is this on purpose or not?
I'd say yes. I tried to keep the names of these functions as close to
their non-masked equivalent as possible. Import ting them in __init__
would likely erase the non-masked ones (or vice-versa depending the
import order). It's not that difficult to access them through:
from scipy.stats.mstats import thefunctionyouwant
import scipy.stats.mstats as mstats
About the documentation: well, I guess I should take the blame for not
having written more thorough docstrings. However, I'm not in charge
of building the whole doc.
Now, I wonder whether it wouldn't be worth to consolidate things a
bit, by making sure a function returns a masked array if its input is
a masked array, a ndarray otherwise...
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