[Numpy-discussion] dtype=None as default for np.genfromtxt ?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Sun Feb 14 05:03:55 CST 2010


On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 4:01 PM, Pierre GM <pgmdevlist@gmail.com> wrote:

> It has been suggested (ticket #1262) to change the default dtype=float to
> dtype=None in np.genfromtxt. Any thoughts ?
>

Comments in the ticket make sense, and I don't see a downside. Type
inference should be done only once, so performance for large files should
not be affected.

+1

Ralf
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