register_reader, data_class, function, force=False, priority=0)

Register a reader function.


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


The class of the object that the reader produces.


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).