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ASF GitHub Bot commented on ARROW-1425:
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wesm commented on issue #1575: ARROW-1425: [Python] Document Arrow timestamps, 
and interops w/ other systems
URL: https://github.com/apache/arrow/pull/1575#issuecomment-364159244
 
 
   We don't yet have a place (outside `format/`) for language-independent or 
cross-language documentation. This would be very helpful to get set up if we 
can agree as a community what tool to use to build this documentation

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> [Python] Document semantic differences between Spark timestamps and Arrow 
> timestamps
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ARROW-1425
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ARROW-1425
>             Project: Apache Arrow
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Python
>            Reporter: Wes McKinney
>            Assignee: Heimir Thor Sverrisson
>            Priority: Major
>              Labels: pull-request-available
>             Fix For: 0.9.0
>
>
> The way that Spark treats non-timezone-aware timestamps as session local can 
> be problematic when using pyarrow which may view the data coming from 
> toPandas() as time zone naive (but with fields as though it were UTC, not 
> session local). We should document carefully how to properly handle the data 
> coming from Spark to avoid problems.
> cc [~bryanc] [~holdenkarau]



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