[Numpy-discussion] Enum type

Jim Vickroy jim.vickroy at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 3 13:06:39 EST 2012

On 1/3/2012 10:46 AM, Ognen Duzlevski wrote:
> Hello,
> I am playing with adding an enum dtype to numpy (to get my feet wet in
> numpy really). I have looked at the
> https://github.com/martinling/numpy_quaternion and I feel comfortable
> with my understanding of adding a simple type to numpy in technical
> terms.
> I am mostly a C programmer and have programmed in Python but not at
> the level where my code wcould be considered "pretty" or maybe even
> "pythonic". I know enums from C and have browsed around a few python
> enum implementations online. Most of them use hash tables or lists to
> associate names to numbers - these approaches just feel "heavy" to me.
> What would be a proper "numpy approach" to this? I am looking mostly
> for direction and advice as I would like to do the work myself :-)
> Any input appreciated :-)
> Ognen

Does "enumerate" 
(http://docs.python.org/library/functions.html#enumerate) work for you?

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