[Numpy-discussion] datetime64 1970 issue

Chris Barker - NOAA Federal chris.barker at noaa.gov
Wed Apr 17 12:53:53 EDT 2013

On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 3:55 PM, Bob Nnamtrop <bob.nnamtrop at gmail.com> wrote:

> pss It would be most handy if datetime64 had a constructor of the form
> np.datetime64(year,month,day,hour,min,sec) where these inputs were numpy
> arrays and the output would have the same shape as the input arrays (but be
> of type datetime64). The hour,min,sec would be optional. Scalar inputs would
> be broadcast to the size of the array inputs, etc. Maybe this is a topic for
> another post.

Indeed -- there are a couple other threads about DateTime64 right now,
and we need to get a new NEP draft going (I've started discussion, but
haven't had a chance to put it in a NEP yet...)

It would be good to add this.

How/Where do I start a NEP, anyway? It  looks like they go here:


But do I get it in pretty good shape first? Do I ask someone to commit
it for me?


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