CSV without first line?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Sun Jul 15 15:26:22 CEST 2007

Sebastian Bassi wrote:
> Hi,
> In my CSV file, the first line has the name of the variables. So the
> data I want to parse resides from line 2 up to the end. Here is what I
> do:
> import csv
> lines=csv.reader(open("MYFILE"))
> lines.next() #this is just to avoid the first line
> for line in lines:
> This works fine. But I don't like to do "lines.next()" just to get rid
> of the first line. So I wonder if the reader function on the csv
> module has something that could let me parse the file from the second
> line (w/o doing that lines.next()).
That's a perfectly legitimate thing to do, so don't worry about it.

If it makes you feel better you could use the Sniffer class's 
has_header() method.

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