[SciPy-user] scikits.timeseries DateArray Question [timeseriesdocumentation]

Pierre GM pgmdevlist@gmail....
Wed Dec 3 15:50:25 CST 2008

On Dec 3, 2008, at 4:40 PM, Dharhas Pothina wrote:
> A question. Why do I need to fill missing dates? Is it required for  
> other things like calculating daily averages etc or is there another  
> reason?

Well, it is required in some operations, in particular conversion from  
one frequency to another. If you don't get any error message about the  
dates being incomplete, you're OK. If not, just use fill_missing_dates.
I recognize that it's a lot of wasted space when you have a 15min- 
interval series for example, has you end up with a LOT of missing  
data. Keep in mind that the package was initially designed for Matt's  
issues and mine, and we both usually work with daily frequencies or  
lower (monthly...).

> @Pierre & Matt. Please don't my earlier emails as criticism about  
> the documentation. I am extremely thankful that you have taken the  
> time to develop this package. Seconding Tim, I would like to  
> contribute examples/howto's based on the work I'm doing. If you have  
> any guidance on how the best way to do this is that would be great.

Oh, don't worry, we don't take it personnally. We'd be delighted to  
have some help with the documentation: it's always difficult to put  
oneself back in the shoes of a newbie when one has been working with a  
package for a while. Tutorial and how-tos would be great indeed. I'll  
give you the same answer as to Tim: just drop us a line with your  
material, we'll find a way to put it on the SVN and the online doc.

Thanks again for your support!

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