[Numpy-discussion] Possible roadmap addendum: building better text file readers

Erin Sheldon erin.sheldon@gmail....
Fri Feb 24 08:07:22 CST 2012

Excerpts from Travis Oliphant's message of Thu Feb 23 15:08:52 -0500 2012:
> This is actually on my short-list as well --- it just didn't make it to the list. 
> In fact, we have someone starting work on it this week.  It is his
> first project so it will take him a little time to get up to speed on
> it, but he will contact Wes and work with him and report progress to
> this list. 
> Integration with np.loadtxt is a high-priority.  I think loadtxt is
> now the 3rd or 4th "text-reading" interface I've seen in NumPy.  I
> have no interest in making a new one if we can avoid it.   But, we do
> need to make it faster with less memory overhead for simple cases like
> Wes describes.

I'm willing to adapt my code if it is wanted, but at the same time I
don't want to step on this person's toes.  Should I proceed?

Erin Scott Sheldon
Brookhaven National Laboratory

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