[Numpy-discussion] Deprecate matrices in 1.15 and remove in 1.17?

Feng Yu rainwoodman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 18:01:36 EST 2017

An NEP on utility functions for structured array definitely sounds
appealing to me.

On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Stefan van der Walt
<stefanv at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 30, 2017, at 12:02, Marten van Kerkwijk wrote:
>> I think Josef specifically meant `recarrays`, which give access to
>> elements of a structured array via attribute access. I'd tend to agree
>> with him that those turned out not to be such a great idea. But (I
>> think) nobody is arguing we should get rid of arrays with structured
>> dtypes - I use them regularly myself too.
> Ah, okay, that makes sense!
> Which reminds me: while these are quite useful, they're not always
> particularly pleasant to use.  A good first improvement would be to
> allow columnar printing, and a few utility functions to give you some of
> the basic functionality of pandas (calculating descriptive statistics
> like mean, dropping NaN rows, some equivalent of groupby).  All these
> are only a few lines of Python, but can be annoying to figure out.  If
> this sounds appealing, I'd be willing to put together a small NEP.
> Stéfan
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