[Numpy-discussion] How can Import DATA from a Fortran file

Bruce Southey bsouthey at gmail.com
Fri May 20 11:53:32 EDT 2011

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 8:22 AM, Olivier Delalleau <shish at keba.be> wrote:
> StringIO(data_file_name) will not read your file, it will just allow you to
> read the string data_file_name. You can probably just use
> open(data_file_name) (and yes,you'll probably need to open it for each call
> to genfromtxt).
> Sorry my script didn't work, I definitely didn't expect it to work right
> away, it was more to give you an idea of the kind of stuff you could do
> manually. I'd expect it should be pretty straightforward to fix it. I
> personally find it easier to write my own custom code to load such small
> data files, rather than try to find the right parameters for an existing
> function ;) (especially with mixed float / string dta).
> -=- Olivier
> 2011/5/19 Aradenatorix Veckhom Vacelaevus <aradnix at gmail.com>
>> Thanks both for your helping:
>> I was checking the script fro Olivier but doesn't works yet, later I tried
>> with the asciitable package but I also never could read any of my files
>> (finally I decide create a single file for each case, it means to get 2
>> arrays for each domain).
>> I was reading a while about how to import data with genfromtxt in Numpy,
>> it was very interesting because I have a lot of options for import data, I
>> can skip headers and footers, I can import selected columns and other stuff,
>> so I wanna use it for import my columns in each case and later get an output
>> in a text file, how can I get it?
>> My idea is to make something like:
>> #!/usr/bin/env python
>> #-*- coding:utf-8 -*-
>> import numpy as np
>> from StringIO import StringIO
>> np.genfromtxt(StringIO(data_file_name), autostrip=True, skip_header=2,
>> usecols=(1, 2, 3))
>> np.genfromtxt(StringIO(data_file_name), autostrip=True, skip_header=2,
>> usecols=(4, 5, 6))
>> np.genfromtxt(StringIO(data_file_name), autostrip=True, skip_header=2,
>> usecols=(-1))
>> But I'm not sure how to use it, I have not experience importing that
>> stuff, but also I don't know If I need to add a line at the beginning with
>> data = StringIO(data_file_name)
>> Could you help me once more?
>> Regards:
>> Aradnix
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I agree with Olivier that you need to write a special script for this
type of file because it contains multiple tables. Most general purpose
functions like genfromtxt assume a single 'array' but this will not
work here because you have 10  (5 blocks of two arrays) in a single

If you really need help then you really need to provide the actual
file without any changes somewhere.


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