Reading in delimited text files

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sometimes you will get data in a delimited text file format, .e.g. separated by commas or tabs. Matlab can read these in easily. Suppose we have a file containing this data:

1   3
3   4
5   6
4   8

It is easy to read this directly into variables like this:

import numpy as np

x,y = np.loadtxt('data/testdata.txt', unpack=True)

print x,y
[ 1.  3.  5.  4.] [ 3.  4.  6.  8.]

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