[Numpy-discussion] loadtxt ndmin option

cgraves christoph.graves@gmail....
Fri Jun 3 17:14:56 CDT 2011



Derek Homeier wrote:
> 
> Hi Chris,
> 
> On 31 May 2011, at 13:56, cgraves wrote:
> 
>> I've downloaded the latest numpy (1.6.0) and loadtxt has the ndmin  
>> option,
>> however neither genfromtxt nor recfromtxt, which use loadtxt, have it.
>> Should they have inherited the option? Who can make it happen?
> 
> you are mistaken, genfromtxt is not using loadtxt (and could not  
> possibly, since it has the more complex parser to handle missing  
> data); thus ndmin could not be inherited automatically.
> It certainly would make sense to provide the same functionality for  
> genfromtxt (which should then be inherited by [nd,ma,rec]fromtxt), so  
> I'd go ahead and file a feature (enhancement) request. I can't promise  
> I can take care of it myself, as I am less familiar with genfromtxt,  
> but I'd certainly have a look at it.
> 
> Does anyone have an opinion whether this is a case for reopening (yet  
> again...)
> http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1562
> or create a new ticket?
> 

Thanks Derek. That would be greatly appreciated! Based on the 
follow-up messages in this thread, it looks like (hopefully) there will 
not be too much additional work in implementing it. For now I'll just 
use the temporary fix, a .reshape(-1), on any recfromtxt's that 
might read in a single row of data..

Kind regards,
Chris
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