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Jan 2016
Sam Lau
@SamLau95
Jan 12 2016 04:45
@cboettig not built-in, unfortunately. you’ll have to write one yourself
Chris Holdgraf
@choldgraf
Jan 12 2016 07:14
@cboettig @SamLau95 see dsten/datascience#175 for a quick implementation of what you mentioned. Would that work?
Carl Boettiger
@cboettig
Jan 12 2016 17:38
@choldgraf nice thanks. @SamLau95 right, but writing it myself rather defeats the pedagogy, since we are then back to dealing with cognitive load of multiple data structures.
Chris Holdgraf
@choldgraf
Jan 12 2016 18:05
That makes sense to me - I think the trick with things like apply functions is that it can become confusing if you, e.g., have different datatypes in your columns. I could see it becoming a hassle if it's taught as a primary method of a Table object, though also quite useful too (guess that's the challenge of pandas in general)
Sam Lau
@SamLau95
Jan 12 2016 18:33
@choldgraf thanks! i’ll take a look later today