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Dec 2015
Carl Boettiger
@cboettig
Dec 16 2015 19:43
@SamLau95 thanks for the Counter idea. Another silly question: getting strange parsing errors from ds.Table.read_table on a local file, but works fine when I read the same file from a URL...
Carl Boettiger
@cboettig
Dec 16 2015 22:09
Unrelated to the previous question, but I continually trip up with NaNs in python. I've gotten familiar with np.isnan, but it seems to only know about nan for numeric values. Booleans/logical data and strings/factor data can be missing too! but np.isnan("string") throws and error... How is one supposed to deal with this?