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format ignored in #13291

simonkamronn opened this issue May 26, 2016 · 1 comment


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commented May 26, 2016

new_store = pd.HDFStore('data/test.h5', format='table')
new_store['df'] = pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(5,1))
new_store.put('df2', pd.DataFrame(np.random.rand(5,1)), format='table')
print('df stored as table: %s' % new_store.get_storer('df').is_table)
print('df2 stored as table: %s' % new_store.get_storer('df2').is_table)

df stored as table: False
df2 stored as table: True


commit: None
python-bits: 64
OS: Linux
OS-release: 3.16.0-30-generic
machine: x86_64
processor: x86_64
byteorder: little
LC_ALL: None
LANG: None

pandas: 0.18.0

@jreback jreback added this to the Next Major Release milestone May 26, 2016


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commented May 26, 2016

format is not a defined parameter to HDFStore; only to put/append. So I'll mark this as an issue to raise an exception if format is passed. We accept **kwargs becuase we need to pass args to the file handle open function.

In [1]: pd.HDFStore?
Init signature: pd.HDFStore(self, path, mode=None, complevel=None, complib=None, fletcher32=False, **kwargs)
dict-like IO interface for storing pandas objects in PyTables
either Fixed or Table format.

path : string
    File path to HDF5 file
mode : {'a', 'w', 'r', 'r+'}, default 'a'

        Read-only; no data can be modified.
        Write; a new file is created (an existing file with the same
        name would be deleted).
        Append; an existing file is opened for reading and writing,
        and if the file does not exist it is created.
        It is similar to ``'a'``, but the file must already exist.
complevel : int, 1-9, default 0
        If a complib is specified compression will be applied
        where possible
complib : {'zlib', 'bzip2', 'lzo', 'blosc', None}, default None
        If complevel is > 0 apply compression to objects written
        in the store wherever possible
fletcher32 : bool, default False
        If applying compression use the fletcher32 checksum

>>> from pandas import DataFrame
>>> from numpy.random import randn
>>> bar = DataFrame(randn(10, 4))
>>> store = HDFStore('test.h5')
>>> store['foo'] = bar   # write to HDF5
>>> bar = store['foo']   # retrieve
>>> store.close()
File:           ~/pandas/pandas/io/
Type:           type

quintusdias added a commit to quintusdias/pandas_dev that referenced this issue May 28, 2016

@jreback jreback modified the milestones: Contributions Welcome, 0.24.0 Dec 9, 2018

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