[Numpy-discussion] Numpy Array of dtype=object with strings and floats question

Pierre GM pgmdevlist at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 14:23:32 EST 2009

On Nov 10, 2009, at 1:09 PM, Darryl Wallace wrote:

> Hello again,
> The best way so far that's come to my attention is to use:
> numpy.ma.masked_object

Will only work for masking one specific string, as you've noticed.
> Can anyone help me so that all strings are found in the array without having to explicitly loop through them in Python?

This looks like it's working:
>>> mask = (mixed >= '')
>>> mixed = ma.array(np.where(~mask,mixed,np.nan),mask=mask,dtype=float)

> Thanks,
> Darryl
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Darryl Wallace <darryl.wallace at prosensus.ca> wrote:
> What I'm doing is importing some data from excel and sometimes there are strings in the worksheet.  

Now, what are you using to read the Excel file ? Do you get a list that you transform into an array, or an ndarray straightaway ?

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