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

Aldcroft, Thomas aldcroft at head.cfa.harvard.edu
Sun Mar 1 13:52:29 EST 2020

To close this thread out, it is has moved to

And BTW, congratulations (???) to the astropy project on hitting issue
10000.  Gabriel, you should get some kind of prize!

- Tom

On Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at 8:43 AM Gabriel Perren <gabrielperren at gmail.com>

> 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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