[NumPy-Tickets] [NumPy] #2124: genfromtxt and unicode strings

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#2124: genfromtxt and unicode strings
 Reporter:  anntzer    |       Owner:  somebody   
     Type:  defect     |      Status:  new        
 Priority:  normal     |   Milestone:  Unscheduled
Component:  numpy.lib  |     Version:  1.6.1      
 Keywords:             |  
 With bytes (in Python 3-speak) fields, genfromtxt(dtype=None) sets the
 sizes of the fields to the largest number of chars (npyio.py line 1596),
 but it doesn't do the same for unicode fields, which is a pity.  See

 import io, numpy as np
 s = io.BytesIO()
 s.write(b"abc 1\ndef 2")
 t = np.genfromtxt(s, dtype=None) # (or converters={0: bytes})
 print(t, t.dtype) # -> [(b'a', 1) (b'b', 2)] [('f0', '|S1'), ('f1',
 t = np.genfromtxt(s, dtype=None, converters={0: lambda s:
 print(t, t.dtype) # -> [('', 1) ('', 2)] [('f0', '<U0'), ('f1', '<i8')]

 I tried to change npyio.py around line 1600 to add that but it didn't
 work; from my limited understanding the problem comes earlier, in the way
 StringBuilder is defined(?).

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/2124>
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