[SciPy-User] Scipy stack: standard packages (poll)

Thomas Kluyver takowl@gmail....
Mon Oct 8 05:00:05 CDT 2012

Hi Anthony,

On Monday, 8 October 2012 02:02:09 UTC+1, Anthony Scopatz wrote:
> I know that pandas can use HDF5 as a persistence backend.  How optional is 
> this?  
> If this is completely optional than I would say that we should move ahead 
> with 
> what you recommend w/ pandas sans hdf5.  If this is not optional than I 
> would 
> either suggest dropping pandas or including PyTables and h5py as well.

 As Robert says, it's completely optional. If PyTables is installed, pandas 
can store objects in HDF5, but if not, the rest of pandas still works 
perfectly. That also allows pandas to support Python 3, while PyTables 
doesn't yet.

Thanks all,
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