ANN: db-dtypes v0.1.0 -- request for feedback on new extension dtypes

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Tim Swast

Sep 29, 2021, 1:11:07 PM9/29/21
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We've just released a new db-dtypes package and would like to hear your thoughts.

This package introduces two new extension dtypes to pandas: "time" and "date"

Goals of the package include:
  • Provide a natural mapping to/from database-like systems such as BigQuery, which provide a TIME and DATE data type.
  • Natural mapping to/from existing conventions for date and time data. For example, a common convention for date columns is to represent them as datetime64 values @ midnight. Also, it's common to represent time columns as datetime.time objects with object dtype (such as is done in read_sql).
  • It should also be possible to combine data and time values to create datetime values.
Please take these for a spin and let us know if they don't meet your expectations by filing an issue on GitHub.

Thanks for you help!
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