[Numpy-discussion] masked arrays and NaNs
oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Wed Apr 6 17:17:13 EDT 2005
Eric Firing wrote:
> I am whole-heartedly in favor of your efforts to end the
> Numeric/numarray split by combining the best of both. I am encouraged
> by the progress you have made, and by the depth and clarity of the
> accompanying technical discussions. Thank you!
> I am a long-time Matlab user in Physical Oceanography, and I have been
> trying to find a practical way to phase out Matlab. One key is
> matplotlib, which is coming along wonderfully. A second is the
> availability of a Num* (or scipy.base) module that provides the
> functionality and ease-of-use I presently get from Matlab. This leads
> to a request which I suspect and hope is consistent with your present
> plans: efficient handling of NaNs and/or masked arrays.
I think both options will be available. With the new error handling
numarray showed nans will be allowed if you set the error mode correctly.
A verson of masked arrays will also be available (either in python or
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