loadtxt using numpy in python

Posted on 2011-09-28
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I have data files that has blocks of data (see the file attached). I need to read only the first block of data in to an array (index 0) using python, at this point i load all the data. I can do this by checking the value of idex in the array data after I load them, but I was wondering if there is any easy way to do this.

I use 'loadtxt' in numpy to load the data.

thanks in advance

Question by:Peiris
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wmatos earned 2000 total points
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In the simplest of cases, a call like:
  mylist = [line.split(DELIMITER)[0] for line in open(FILENAME,'r')]

However, I noticed that your file has some other data you'll want to exclude.  Therefore, you'll have to be a little more selective by adding an if at the end... like:

  mylist = [line.split(DELIMITER)[0] for line in open(FILENAME, 'r') if not line.startswith('#')]

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