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

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Fri Nov 28 20:57:14 EST 2014

On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 1:51 AM, Benjamin Root <ben.root at ou.edu> wrote:
> That being said, doesn't Pandas support something like what you are asking
> for? While Pandas would like to push the NA support down into the NumPy
> level for seamless interaction with other SciPy libraries, it does a very
> decent job with NA on its own, and depending on the sort of code you need to
> write, you might rarely ever have to directly interface with NumPy. Pandas
> is very powerful for data analysis, particularly for those coming from R and
> S+. Those of us who use NumPy directly tend to be involved in more
> generalized numerical tasks than those developing Pandas.
> Perhaps you should raise your concerns on the Pandas mailing list? They
> might be better suited to help you with any hurdles that you foresee. The
> people on that list are very familiar with dealing with "dirty data".

Nick is way ahead of you :-)


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

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