[Numpy-discussion] loadtxt broken if file does not end in newline

Lisandro Dalcin dalcinl@gmail....
Wed Feb 27 15:02:18 CST 2008

Well, after all that said, I'm also fine with either approach. Anyway,
I would say that my personal preference is for the one using
'str.index', as it is the simplest one regarding the old code.

Like Christopher, I rarelly (never?) use 'loadtxt'. But this issue
made a coworker to get crazy (he is a newby in python/numpy).

BTW, I'm pretty sure that some time ago Guido agreed about the removal
of str.find for Py3k, but it is still there in py3k-repo. Feel free to
ask at python-dev if any of you consider it appropriate.


On 2/27/08, Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> David Huard wrote:
>  > The advantage of using regular expressions is that in this case it gives
>  > you some flexibility that wasn't there before. For instance, if for any
>  > reason there are two type of characters that coexist in the file to mark
>  > comments, using
>  > pattern = re.compile(comments)
> > can take care of that automatically if comments is a regular expression.
> OK -- but loadtxt() doesn't support that now anyway. I'm not writing the
>  code, nor using it at the moment, so It's fine with me either way, but
>  the re should certainly support the examples I gave that don't work now.
>  (plus probably others, that's not a comprehensive list of possibilities.)
>  -CHB
>  > 2008/2/27, Christopher Barker <Chris.Barker@noaa.gov
> >     This pattern fails if the last character of the line is a comment
>  >     character, and if it is a comment only line
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