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Multiple characters as delim #137

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sidjai opened this issue Apr 17, 2015 · 3 comments
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Multiple characters as delim #137

sidjai opened this issue Apr 17, 2015 · 3 comments

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@sidjai sidjai commented Apr 17, 2015

Would it be possible to have multiple characters for a delimiter? I ask cause I have a case with spaces and scientific notation like,
" 48.93, -81.14, 0.18E+03"

So I can get the first two with numeric parsing but the last one fails because I need that "E".

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@hadley hadley commented Apr 17, 2015

The numeric parsers should ignore leading and trailing spaces. I thought I had written them that way, but maybe I missed something.

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@sidjai sidjai commented Apr 17, 2015

Oh they do, but they also ignore the exponential which makes the third column unreadable. With numeric parsing it would return "0.1803" instead of "180". With double parsing it would return a problem with the leading space.

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@hadley hadley commented Apr 17, 2015

Ooops, I was unclear - I meant numeric, double and integer should all ignore spaces.

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