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Masked arrays with hard masks don't read as missing #24574

karldw opened this issue Jan 2, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Jan 2, 2019

Code Sample, a copy-pastable example if possible

arr =[1.0, 2.0], mask=[True, False], dtype='float64')
arr_hard =[1.0, 2.0], mask=[True, False], dtype='float64', hard_mask=True)

Normal masked array:

0 NaN
1 2.0

Hard masked array:

0 1.0
1 2.0

Problem description

I expected the output for a "hard" masked array to be the same as a regular masked array – I thought both would give NaN for the masked value. If the two cases behaved the same, it would be less surprising.

The issue is the same for Series as well as DataFrame, as well as other types of float.

Expected Output

Normal masked array: no change

Hard masked array:

0 NaN
1 2.0

Output of pd.show_versions()


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commented Jan 2, 2019

we have minimal support for masked array conversions

welcome to have a PR to fix / test though

@karldw karldw referenced this issue Jan 3, 2019


Support hard-masked numpy arrays #24581

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@jreback jreback added this to the 0.24.0 milestone Jan 3, 2019

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