Complex Number Datatype


How would people feel - and how possible would it be - to add support for complex numbers as first-class column datatypes? Of course I can do both as individual columns, but, it feels a common enough scenario I guess it could be useful for a number of people. And I guess it’ll take some manipulation.

I presume a limiting factor would be Java’s built-in support, and availability in libraries like Arrow and database-like backends, where this may be less common.


Hi @stellarpower -

Thanks for the feedback, but we actually removed complex number rendering this past summer (AP-20660) since it was causing complications with other nodes. It seems unlikely that it will return any time soon.

That’s a shame, thanks for letting me know.