[Numpy-discussion] Add `nrows` to `genfromtxt`

Alexander Belopolsky ndarray at mac.com
Sun Nov 2 14:20:57 EST 2014


Sorry, I meant names=True, not name=None.

On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 2:18 PM, Alexander Belopolsky <ndarray at mac.com>
wrote:

>
> On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Warren Weckesser <
> warren.weckesser at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Or you could just call genfromtxt() once with `max_rows=1` to skip a
>> row.  (I'm assuming that the first argument to genfromtxt is the open file
>> object--or some other iterator--and not the filename.)
>
>
> That's hackish.  If I have to resort to something like this, I would just
> call next() on the open file object or iterator.
>
> Still, the case of dtype=None, name=None is problematic.   Suppose I want
> genfromtxt()  to detect the column names from the 1-st row and data types
> from the 3-rd.  How would you do that?
>
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