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  • Martin Bell thinks this is interesting:

In some cases, a table might not have a fixed delimiter, using whitespace or some other pattern to separate fields. In these cases, you can pass a regular expression as a delimiter for read_table. Consider a text file that looks like this:

In [858]: list(open('ch06/ex3.txt'))
Out[858]: 
['            A         B         C\n',
 'aaa -0.264438 -1.026059 -0.619500\n',
 'bbb  0.927272  0.302904 -0.032399\n',
 'ccc -0.264273 -0.386314 -0.217601\n',
 'ddd -0.871858 -0.348382  1.100491\n']

While you could do some munging by hand, in this case fields are separated b...

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