[Numpy-discussion] genfromtxt - the return

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Tue Oct 6 15:43:58 CDT 2009

Pierre GM wrote:
>> I think that the default invalid_raise should be True.
> Mmh, OK, that's a +1/) for invalid_raise=true. Anybody else ?

yup -- make it +2 -- ignoring erreos and losing data by default is a 
"bad idea"!

>> One 'feature' is that there is no way to indicate multiple delimiters
>> when the delimiter is whitespace.
>> A B C D
>> 1 2 3 4
>> 1     4 5

I'd say someone has made a very poor choice of file formats!

Unless this s a fixed width file, in which case it should be processes 
as such, rather than as a delimited one. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to 
add that feature to genfromtxt.. or is it there already. Perhaps that's 
what this means:

> Have you tried using a sequence of integers for the delimiter ?


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