Hi, Pierre:
Thanks for the reply. I can now actually turn a big list into a record array. My question is actually how to join related record arrays in Python.. This is done in SAS by MERGE and PROC SQL and by merge() in R. But I have no idea how to do it in Python.
Wei Su

--- On Mon, 5/11/09, Pierre GM <pgmdevlist@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Pierre GM <pgmdevlist@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Numpy-discussion] How to merge or SQL join record arrays in Python?
To: "Discussion of Numerical Python" <numpy-discussion@scipy.org>
Date: Monday, May 11, 2009, 10:03 PM

On May 11, 2009, at 5:44 PM, Wei Su wrote:
> Coming from SAS and R, this is probably the first thing I want to do 
> now that I can convert my data into record arrays. But I could not 
> find any clues after googling for a while. Any hint or suggestions 
> will be great!

That depends what you want, actually, ut this should get you started

Note the slight difference between a structured array (fields 
accessible as items) and a recarray (fields accessible as items and 
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