[Numpy-discussion] Question about improving genfromtxt errors

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Tue Sep 29 16:27:23 CDT 2009


Pierre GM wrote:
>> How does it handle the wrong number of tokens now? if an exception is
>> raised somewhere, then that's the only place you'd need to anything
>> extra anyway.
> 
> It silently fails outside the loop, when the list of splitted rows is  
> converted into an array: if one row has a different length than the  
> others, a "Creating array from a sequence" error occurs but we can't  
> tell where the problem is (because np.array does not tell us).

Which brings up a good point -- maybe some of this error reporting 
should go into np.array? It would be nice to know at least when the 
failure happened.

-Chris





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