I have a point shapefile that includes several (e.g 160) of fields with the mean temperature and wind speed [at each location] for different days. Ideally, I want to reduce the number of fields to only one for each variable, by grouping the corresponding data. For instance, what I was thinking to do, was to convert the corresponding values into strings and concatenate them into a long string, which I will store in a single field. What is the most efficient and elegant approach? Is it better to use a different data structure?
Please keep in mind that I have to use these data for plotting in matplotlib and also to be able to share the point shapefile and the temperature + wind speed data with others.