Panda data read_csv returns 'TextFileReader' object

Dave Angel davea at
Sat Apr 25 00:51:45 CEST 2015

On 04/24/2015 04:04 PM, Kurt wrote:
> Isn't the call pd.read_csv(filepath,...) suppose to return a dataframe, not this other object? I keep getting the following error when I try to view the attribute head.
> AttributeError: 'TextFileReader' object has no attribute 'head'
> I reference pandas as pd and df is suppose to define itself. I had this working at one time.

Please supply the Python version, the pandas version, and the code you 
ran.  It can also be useful to show how/where you installed pandas, like 
the URL you used, or the apt-get, or the pip command, or whatever.

Then show the complete error traceback, not just a summary.  And if the 
error really is on the line you partially supplied above, what's the 
type and contents of filepath?  What are the other arguments' values?

The function I suspect you're trying to call is:, ...)

but I can't tell from your description.


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