[Numpy-discussion] Updates on NA / NaN values for Ints?

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Fri Nov 28 20:08:55 EST 2014


On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 9:12 PM, Nick Eubank <nickeubank at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Numpy!
>
> Curious if there were any timelines for when NA / NaN support might arrive
> for Ints.
>
> (I'm sure this is asked and answered many times, but what I can find seems
> very out of date.)
>
> I'm strongly considering migrating from R/Stata/Matlab to Pandas/Numpy, but
> the inability to handle Na in Int types seems like a big limitation for
> someone always working with dirty data like me (a social scientist), and the
> Pandas docs suggest they're waiting for Numpy to add support. Just curious
> when that might happen!

There's no particular timeline, no. We don't have any budget or
employees so any timeline would be a fantasy anyway :-). It's
definitely possible to do and we'd like to do it, but it'll happen
when someone with the right skills and interests finds the time to do
the work.

-n

-- 
Nathaniel J. Smith
Postdoctoral researcher - Informatics - University of Edinburgh
http://vorpus.org



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