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prohibit construction of non-numeric sub-types for IntervalIndex, e.g. object and categorical. Not clear utility and causes a messy implementation.
@shoyer @TomAugspurger @jorisvandenbossche
To be clear, do we want to disallow non-numeric dtypes just for IntervalIndex, or for Interval as well?
In theory, it makes sense to have string intervals, e.g., the first and last name on each page of a phonebook. But our current IntervalIndex indexing (with the interval tree) does not support efficient lookups for non-numbers.