[Numpy-discussion] Loadtxt .bz2 support

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Tue Oct 21 22:59:40 CDT 2008


On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Ryan May <rmay31@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I noticed numpy.loadtxt has support for gzipped text files, but not for
> bz2'd files.  Here's a 3 line patch to add bzip2 support to loadtxt.
>
> Ryan
>
> --
> Ryan May
> Graduate Research Assistant
> School of Meteorology
> University of Oklahoma
>
> Index: numpy/lib/io.py
> ===================================================================
> --- numpy/lib/io.py     (revision 5953)
> +++ numpy/lib/io.py     (working copy)
> @@ -320,6 +320,9 @@
>         if fname.endswith('.gz'):
>             import gzip
>             fh = gzip.open(fname)
> +        elif fname.endswith('.bz2'):
> +            import bz2
> +            fh = bz2.BZ2File(fname)
>         else:
>             fh = file(fname)
>     elif hasattr(fname, 'seek'):
>

Could you open a ticket for this? Mark it as an enhancement.

Chuck
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