[Numpy-discussion] using loadtxt to load a text file in to a numpy array
chris.barker at noaa.gov
Wed Jan 15 20:10:07 EST 2014
On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Julian Taylor <
jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > fileContent=loadtxt(filePath,dtype='S')
> this gives you bytes not a string, this can only be fixed by adding new
or changing the behavior or dtype 'S', but yes, the other thread.
But the OP's problem was not that s/he got bytes, but that the content was
wrong -- he got the repr of bytes in a py3 string.
> same as using python str you get the output originally posted, bytes
> representation with duplicated slashes.
> This is a bug in loadtxt we need to fix independent of adding new dtypes.
> It is also independent of the encoding of the text file, loadtxt doesn't
> seem to be able to open other encodings than ascii/utf8 at all and has
> no option to tell it what the file is.
a key missing feature -- and I doubt it does utf-8 right, either.
as mentioned in my earlier mail this works for ascii:
thanks -- I wasn't sure what astype would do for that. and what are you
getting then, unicode or ascii?
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