[Numpy-discussion] Can I add rows and columns to recarray?

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Mon Dec 6 17:44:54 EST 2010

On 12/6/10 1:00 PM, Wai Yip Tung wrote:
> Thank you for the quick response and Christopher's explanation on the
> design background.

you're welcome.

> But if adding row build a new array, this will lead to O(n^2) complexity.

if you are adding a lot of rows one at a time, yes, you can have 
performance issues -- though re-allocating data is pretty fast, too -- 
maybe it won't matter.

If it does, consider the accumulator code I sent, or use it as 
inspiration to write your own.

If you do improve it, please send your improvements back to me.


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