[SciPy-user] efficiently importing ascii data
dd55 at cornell.edu
Sun Nov 13 22:31:28 CST 2005
On Sunday 13 November 2005 10:46 pm, you wrote:
> Darren Dale wrote:
> >I am considering using scipy's fromfile function, which gives a big speed
> >boost over io.read_array, but I don't understand what this docstring is
> >trying to tell me:
> > WARNING: This function should be used sparingly, as it is not
> > a robust method of persistence. But it can be useful to
> > read in simply-formatted or binary data quickly.
> It's simply trying to advertise that fromfile and tofile are very raw
> functions. They should work fine as far as they go, but there may be
> easier solutions. I don't expect the capability of these to increase.
> But, for example, something like a TableIO could take advantage of them.
I was wondering if the fromstring function could be expanded to include ascii
strings. Right now, I'm considering reading my messy file, creating a neatly
formatted string, writing that string back into a temporary file, and then
using the fromfile function. It would be so much nicer to just create the
array from the string itself.
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