Re: asciiread

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Thu Mar 10 2011 - 14:32:16 MST

Hi Carl,

This is indeed quirky, and I would go so far to call it a bug. However we'd probably have to give it some thought as to whether fixing this would cause more problems.

This is not an issue specific to 6.0.0-beta. I verified the same problem happens under 5.2.1.

I made a ticket for this (NCL-1044), and for the short-term will be sure to mention it in various documents.

Thanks for pointing it out!


On Mar 10, 2011, at 12:21 PM, Carl Schreck wrote:

> I just noticed a slight quirk with asciiread. I don't think this is new to v6, but I just noticed because of the new _FillValues.
> If you specify the dimensions that you're reading, e.g.:
> z1 = asciiread("data.asc",(/5,3/),"float")
> z2 = asciiread("data.asc",(/4,2/),"float")
> then it attaches the _FillValue automatically. But if you don't specify the dimensions:
> z3 = asciiread("data.asc",-1,"float")
> then it doesn't attach a _FillValue. Very minor inconvenience to manually attach it, but maybe it'd be easy to fix--or at least to document.
> Cheers,
> Carl
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