skbio.io.registry.Format

class skbio.io.registry.Format(name, encoding=None, newline=None)[source]

Defines a format on which readers/writers/sniffer can be registered.

Parameters
  • name (str) – The name of this format.

  • encoding (str, optional) – What the default encoding of this format is. If set to ‘binary’ then all registered handlers will receive an io.BufferedReader or io.BufferedWriter instead of an io.TextIOBase. The user will also be unable to override the encoding in that case.

  • newline (str, optional) – What the default newline handling of this format is. Default is to use universal newline handling.

Attributes

is_binary_format

Return True if this is a binary format.

monkey_patched_readers

Set of classes bound to readers to monkey patch.

monkey_patched_writers

Set of classes bound to writers to monkey patch.

name

The name of this format.

readers

Dictionary that maps classes to their readers for this format.

sniffer_function

The sniffer function associated with this format.

writers

Dictionary that maps classes to their writers for this format.

Built-ins

__hash__

Return hash(self).

Methods

reader(cls[, monkey_patch, override])

Decorate a function to act as the reader for a class in this format.

sniffer([override])

Decorate a function to act as the sniffer for this format.

writer(cls[, monkey_patch, override])

Decorate a function to act as the writer for a class in this format.