register_reader

astropy.io.registry.register_reader(data_format, data_class, function, force=False, priority=0)

Register a reader function.

Parameters
data_formatstr

The data format identifier. This is the string that will be used to specify the data type when reading.

data_classclass

The class of the object that the reader produces.

functionfunction

The function to read in a data object.

forcebool, optional

Whether to override any existing function if already present. Default is False.

priorityint, optional

The priority of the reader, used to compare possible formats when trying to determine the best reader to use. Higher priorities are preferred over lower priorities, with the default priority being 0 (negative numbers are allowed though).