[AstroPy] About a few ascii.read() parameters

Gabriel Perren gabrielperren at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 08:42:44 EST 2020


Hi all,

I have a quick question: can anyone explain what the do the
*fill_include_names* and *fill_exclude_names* parameters in ascii.read()
<https://docs.astropy.org/en/stable/api/astropy.io.ascii.read.html#astropy.io.ascii.read>
actually do?

I thought they were supposed to include/exclude columns from the
*fill_values* mask, but apparently this is not the case. After playing
around with those parameters for a while I have truly no idea what they are
supposed to do.

Cheers,
Gabriel
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