[Numpy-discussion] numpy.filled, again

Aldcroft, Thomas aldcroft at head.cfa.harvard.edu
Thu Jun 13 09:36:34 EDT 2013

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 2:55 PM, Eric Firing <efiring at hawaii.edu> wrote:

> On 2013/06/12 8:13 AM, Warren Weckesser wrote:
> > That's why I suggested 'filledwith' (add the underscore if you like).
> > This also allows a corresponding masked implementation, 'ma.filledwith',
> > without clobbering the existing 'ma.filled'.
> Consensus on np.filled? absolutely not, you do not have a consensus.
> np.filledwith or filled_with: fine with me, maybe even with
> everyone--let's see.  I would prefer the underscore version.

+1 on np.filled_with.  It's unique the meaning is extremely obvious.  We do
use np.ma.filled in astropy so a big -1 on deprecating that (which would
then require doing numpy version checks to get the right method).  Even
when there is an NA dtype the numpy.ma users won't go away anytime soon.

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