[Numpy-discussion] using loadtxt to load a text file in to a numpy array

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 19:06:22 EST 2014

On 15 January 2014 12:38, Julian Taylor <jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 01/15/2014 11:25 AM, Daπid wrote:
>> On 15 January 2014 11:12, Hedieh Ebrahimi <hedieh.ebrahimi at amphos21.com
>> <mailto:hedieh.ebrahimi at amphos21.com>> wrote:
>>     I try to print my fileContent array after I read it and it looks
>>     like this :
>>     ["b'C:\\\\Users\\\\Documents\\\\Project\\\\mytextfile1.txt'"
>>       "b'C:\\\\Users\\\\Documents\\\\Project\\\\mytextfile2.txt'"
>>       "b'C:\\\\Users\\\\Documents\\\\Project\\\\mytextfile3.txt'"]
>>     Why is this happening and how can I prevent it ?
>>     Also if I have a line that starts like this in my file, python will
>>     crash on me. how can i fix this ?
>> What is wrong with this case? If you are concerned about the multiple
>> backslashes, they are there because they are special symbols, and so
>> they have to be escaped (you actually want a backslash, not whatever
>> else they could mean).
> you have the bytes representation and a duplicate slash in it.
> Its due to unicode strings in python3.

So why does the array store the repr of a bytes string?

Surely that's just a loadtxt bug and no one is actually depending on
that behaviour.


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