very high-level IO functions?

Larry Bates larry.bates at
Mon Sep 19 22:13:57 CEST 2005

While it may "attempt" to recognize the types, it in fact cannot
be more correct than the programmer.  Example:

data="""0X1E04 111"""

That "looks" lile a hex and an int.  But wait.  What if it is
instead two strings?

In Python you can easily write a class with a interator that can
read the data from the file/table and return the PROPER data types
as lists, tuples, or dictionaries that are easy to manipulate.

-Larry Bates

York wrote:
> Hi,
> R language has very high-level IO functions, its read.table can read a
> total .csv file and recogonize the types of each column. write.table can
> do the reverse.
> R's MySQL interface has high-level functions, too, e.g. dbWriteTable can
>       automatically build a MySQL table and write a table of R data into
> it.
> Is there any python packages do similar things?
> -York

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