[Numpy-discussion] genloadtxt : last call
Tue Dec 9 11:59:30 CST 2008
Jarrod Millman wrote:
>>From the user's perspective, I would like all the NumPy IO code to be
> in the same place in NumPy; and all the SciPy IO code to be in the
> same place in SciPy.
> So I
> wonder if it would make sense to incorporate AstroAsciiData?
Doesn't it overlap a lot with genloadtxt? If so, that's a bit confusing
to new users.
> 3. What about data source?
> Should we remove datasource? Start using it more?
start using it more -- it sounds very handy.
> Does it need to be
> slightly or dramatically improved/overhauled?
no comment here - I have no idea.
> Let me try NumPy; this seems
> pretty good. Now let's see how to load in some of my data....")
totally key -- I have a colleague that has used Matlab a fair bi tin
past that is starting a new project -- he asked me what to use. I, of
course, suggested python+numpy+scipy. His first question was -- can I
load data in from excel?
One more comment -- for fast reading of lots of ascii data, fromfile()
needs some help -- I wish I had more time for it -- maybe some day.
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