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

Wes McKinney wesmckinn@gmail....
Sat Feb 25 14:49:37 CST 2012

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Erin Sheldon <erin.sheldon@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> -e
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> Erin Scott Sheldon
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That may work-- I haven't taken a look at the code but it is probably
a good starting point. We could create a new repo on the pydata GitHub
org (http://github.com/pydata) and use that as our point of
collaboration. I will hopefully be able to put some serious energy
into this this spring.

- Wes

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