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cannot use trace routines with Pandas #1547

fabianp opened this issue Jun 29, 2012 · 1 comment


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commented Jun 29, 2012

Because of the way local variables are used in read_cvs, setting a tracing routine will fail at that point. Here is a test case with an arbitrarily simple tracing routine:

def trace_memory_usage(frame, event, arg):
    return trace_memory_usage

import sys

if __name__ == '__main__':
    from import read_csv
    print read_csv('dummy.txt')

this fails with a traceback

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 10, in <module>
    print read_csv('dummy.txt')
  File "/volatile/fabian/envs/p26/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pandas/io/", line 226, in read_csv
    return _read(TextParser, filepath_or_buffer, kwds2)
  File "/volatile/fabian/envs/p26/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pandas/io/", line 185, in _read
    parser = cls(f, **kwds)
TypeError: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument 'sep'

Some real-world utilities that are affected because of this are profile (but not cProfile) and memory_profiler.


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commented Jun 29, 2012

Good point. The use of locals() saves typing unpleasantness but is a bit too magical for tools like you describe

@wesm wesm closed this in 07cea90 Jun 29, 2012

yarikoptic added a commit to neurodebian/pandas that referenced this issue Jun 30, 2012
Merge tag 'v0.8.0' into debian -- release -- yeay!
Version 0.8.0

* tag 'v0.8.0': (21 commits)
  RLS: version 0.8.0
  DOC: release notes
  BUG: _get_marker_compat insufficient on matplotlib < 1.1.0
  BUG: don't use local() in read_* functions, breaks sys.settrace. close pandas-dev#1547
  BUG: fix Panel slice setting issue and matplotlib import issues pandas-dev#1548, pandas-dev#1533
  ENH: parsers don't use tempfile
  ENH: implement DataFrameGroupBy.boxplot(), close pandas-dev#1507
  BUG: fix MultiIndex indexing issues in pandas-dev#1537, python 2.5 api fix
  BUG: fix incorrect bin labels from cut when labels=False and NA present. close pandas-dev#1511
  ENH: support file-like objects in ExcelFile, close pandas-dev#1529
  TST: skip test raising unsortable warning on 32-bit windows, other platforms. pandas-dev#1546
  BUG: raise exceptions out of trying to parse iso8601 strings
  TST: separated test case
  BUG: custom colors for bar chart pandas-dev#1540
  ENH: add 'time' as inferred_type
  ENH: datetime.time converters for plotting
  BUG: fix MultiIndex segfault due to internal refactoring. close pandas-dev#1532
  BUG: fix MultiIndex compatibility bugs described in pandas-dev#1534 post gutting internal array close pandas-dev#1534
  BUG: parser bug when parse_dates is string pandas-dev#1544
  BUG: return nameless Series and index from from_csv
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