BaseHeader

class astropy.io.ascii.BaseHeader[source]

Bases: object

Base table header reader

Attributes Summary

auto_format

format string for auto-generating column names

colnames

Return the column names of the table

comment

regular expression for comment lines

names

list of names corresponding to each data column

start_line

None, int, or a function of lines that returns None or int

write_comment

write_spacer_lines

Methods Summary

check_column_names(self, names, …)

Check column names.

get_col_type(self, col)

get_cols(self, lines)

Initialize the header Column objects from the table lines.

get_type_map_key(self, col)

process_lines(self, lines)

Generator to yield non-blank and non-comment lines

update_meta(self, lines, meta)

Extract any table-level metadata, e.g.

write(self, lines)

write_comments(self, lines, meta)

Attributes Documentation

auto_format = 'col{}'

format string for auto-generating column names

colnames

Return the column names of the table

comment = None

regular expression for comment lines

names = None

list of names corresponding to each data column

start_line = None

None, int, or a function of lines that returns None or int

write_comment = False
write_spacer_lines = ['ASCII_TABLE_WRITE_SPACER_LINE']

Methods Documentation

check_column_names(self, names, strict_names, guessing)[source]

Check column names.

This must be done before applying the names transformation so that guessing will fail appropriately if names is supplied. For instance if the basic reader is given a table with no column header row.

Parameters
nameslist

User-supplied list of column names

strict_namesbool

Whether to impose extra requirements on names

guessingbool

True if this method is being called while guessing the table format

get_col_type(self, col)[source]
get_cols(self, lines)[source]

Initialize the header Column objects from the table lines.

Based on the previously set Header attributes find or create the column names. Sets self.cols with the list of Columns.

Parameters
lineslist

List of table lines

get_type_map_key(self, col)[source]
process_lines(self, lines)[source]

Generator to yield non-blank and non-comment lines

update_meta(self, lines, meta)[source]

Extract any table-level metadata, e.g. keywords, comments, column metadata, from the table lines and update the OrderedDict meta in place. This base method extracts comment lines and stores them in meta for output.

write(self, lines)[source]
write_comments(self, lines, meta)[source]