[Numpy-discussion] Tabular: Importing data from file

Alan G Isaac alan.isaac@gmail....
Tue Aug 3 17:25:30 CDT 2010


On 8/3/2010 5:40 PM, Robert Faryabi wrote:
> I'm using Tabular Package for manipulating tab-delimited data.
> There is a small problem that I cannot get my head around it.
>
> When I construct my tabarray from file, the blank fields are replaced by "nan".
> Does any one knows how to just keep them as empty string (ie. ' ')?

My understanding is that ``tabular`` uses NumPy arrays (e.g., float arrays).
So nan is natural for missing data. If you are concerned about writing out
data as a table, substituting for nans, you could try econpy's table.py::

	http://code.google.com/p/econpy/source/browse/trunk/utilities/table.py

(See the labeler example in the module docstring.)

fwiw,

Alan Isaac



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