[Numpy-discussion] np.loadtxt : yet a new implementation...

Pierre GM pgmdevlist@gmail....
Mon Dec 1 17:28:38 CST 2008

On Dec 1, 2008, at 6:21 PM, Christopher Barker wrote:

> Pierre GM wrote:
>> Another issue comes from the possibility to define the dtype
>> automatically:
> Does all that get bypassed if the dtype(s) is specified? Is it still
> slow in that case?

Good question. Having a dtype != None does skip a secondary loop.
Once again, I;m sure there's plenty of room for optimization (eg,  
different loops whether the dtype is defined or not, whether missing  
values have to be taken into account or not, etc...). I just want to  
make sure that we're not missing any functionality and/or corner cases  
and that the usage is intuitive enough before spending some time  

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