[Numpy-discussion] column_stack with mixed data types

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 18:26:19 EDT 2007

Ryan Krauss wrote:
> In writing a function to parse my data, I ran into some unexpected
> behavior.  Is it intentional that a recarray can only be created by a
> list of tuples and not by a list of lists?

Yeah. The array() constructor needs some information for it to work its magic.
Requiring tuples for the actual records is an arbitrary choice, but a reasonable
one given that.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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