class astropy.io.ascii.CommentedHeader[source]

Character-delimited table with column names in a comment line.

When reading, header_start can be used to specify the line index of column names, and it can be a negative index (for example -1 for the last commented line). The default delimiter is the <space> character.

This matches the format produced by np.savetxt(), with delimiter=',', and header='<comma-delimited-column-names-list>'.

Example:

# col1 col2 col3
# Comment line
1 2 3
4 5 6


Methods Summary

 read(table) Read input data (file-like object, filename, list of strings, or single string) into a Table and return the result. write_header(lines, meta) Write comment lines after, rather than before, the header.

Methods Documentation

read(table)[source]

Read input data (file-like object, filename, list of strings, or single string) into a Table and return the result.

write_header(lines, meta)[source]

Write comment lines after, rather than before, the header.