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

Travis Oliphant teoliphant@gmail....
Sun Feb 26 00:16:53 CST 2012

I will just let Jay know that he should coordinate with you.    It would be helpful for him to have someone to collaborate with on this.  

I'm looking forward to seeing your code.   Definitely don't hold back on our account.  We will adapt to whatever you can offer. 

Best regards,


On Feb 24, 2012, at 8:07 AM, Erin Sheldon 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
> -- 
> Erin Scott Sheldon
> Brookhaven National Laboratory

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