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

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 17 08:31:32 EST 2014

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 2:10 PM, Julian Taylor <
jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 1:44 PM, Oscar Benjamin <
> oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com> wrote:...
> ...
> No latin1 de/encoding is required for anything, I don't know why you would
> want do to that in this context.
> Does opening latin1 files even work with current loadtxt?
> It currently uses UTF-8 which is to my knowledge not compatible with
> latin1.

just tried it, doesn't work so there is nothing we need to keep working:

f = codecs.open('test.txt', 'wt', encoding='latin1')

ValueError: could not convert string to float: ��
or UnicodeDecodeError: if provided with unicode dtype

there are a couple more unicode issues in the test loading (it converts to
bytes even if unicode is requested), but they look simple to fix.
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