[Numpy-discussion] Was the range() function ever created?

Benjamin Root ben.v.root at gmail.com
Fri May 24 22:32:45 EDT 2019

This is the numpy discussion list, not the pandas discussion list. Now, for
numpy's part, I have had hankerings for a `np.minmax()` ufunc, but never
enough to get over just calling min and max on my data separately.

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 10:27 PM C W <tmrsg11 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am want to calculate the range of a vector. I saw that someone asked for
> range() in 2011, but was it ever created?
> https://github.com/pandas-dev/pandas/issues/288
> Response at the time was to use df.describe(). But df.describe() gives all
> the 5-number summary statistics, but I DON'T WANT wall the extra stuff I
> didn't ask for. I was expected a numerical number. I can use that to feed
> into another function.
> It exists in Matlab and R, why not in Python? I'm quite frustrated every
> time I need to calculate the range.
> Thanks in advance.
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