[Numpy-discussion] loadtxt and genfromtxt

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Wed Feb 10 18:03:25 CST 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 1:36 AM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@vcn.com> wrote:

> I am new to python/numpy/scipy and new to this list.  I recently
> migrated over from using Octave and am very impressed so far!
> Recently I needed to load data from a text file and quickly found
> numpy's "loadtxt" function.  However, there were missing data values,
> which loadtxt does not handle.  After some amount of googling, I did
> find "genfromtxt" which does exactly what I need.  It would have been
> helpful if genfromtxt was included in the "See Also" portion of the
> docstring for loadtxt.  Perhaps this is a simple oversight?  I see that
> genfromtxt does mention loadtxt in its docstring.

Thanks, fixed: http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/docs/numpy.lib.io.loadtxt/

> Let me know if I should submit a bug somewhere, or if it is sufficient
> to mention this small item on the list.

If you find more such things, please consider creating an account in the doc
wiki I linked above and contributing directly. After account creation you'd
need to ask for edit rights on this list.

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