What’s new in PyTables 1.3.2

Author:Francesc Altet
Author:Ivan Vilata i Balaguer

This document details the modifications to PyTables since version 1.2. Its main purpose is help you ensure that your programs will be runnable when you switch from PyTables 1.2 to PyTables 1.3.2.

API additions

  • The Table.Cols accessor has received a new __setitem__() method that allows doing things like:

    table.cols[4] = record
    table.cols.x[4:1000:2] = array   # homogeneous column
    table.cols.Info[4:1000:2] = recarray   # nested column

Backward-incompatible changes

  • None

Deprecated features

  • None

API refinements

  • Table.itersequence() has changed the default value for the sort parameter. It is now false by default, as it is not clear if this actually accelerates the iterator, so it is better to let the user do the proper checks (if interested).

Bug fixes (affecting API)

  • None

Enjoy data!

—The PyTables Team