[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 very out of date.)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.


Nathaniel J. Smith
Postdoctoral researcher - Informatics - University of Edinburgh

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