[Numpy-discussion] we held an impromptu dtype brainstorming sesison at SciPy

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Sat Jul 14 17:58:32 EDT 2018

Thank you so much to everybody involved; this is important for the


On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 03:39:25PM -0500, Matti Picus wrote:
> The stars all aligned properly and some of the steering committee suggested
> we put together a quick brainstorming session over what to do with dtypes.
> About 20 people joined in the discussion which was very productive. We began
> with user stories and design requirements, and asked some present to spend 5
> minutes and create a straw-man implementation of what their dream dtype
> implementation would contain. The resulting document
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/wiki/Dtype-Brainstorming will serve as the
> basis for a future NEP and more work toward a better, user-extensible dtype.

> More comments are welcome, the discussion is only at the beginning stages.

> Matti
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