Free Photo Backup to Windows Skydrive

One of my greatest fears is loosing my photo collection, those irretrievable links to good memories. Other physical media (CD, HD) to be stored at home aren’t save either, therefore I’d like to have an online backup solution. Windows Live Skydrive features 25GB free storage for files up to 50MB size. Using the free tool [...]

Python Recipe: Read CSV/TSV Textfiles and Ignore Comment-lines

Scientific data commonly comes in tab-separated textfile format containing comment lines. What is the best way to read this data? Analogous to the recipe given by skip.montanaro, use a commented file decorator as follows:
import sys, re
import csv
class CommentedFile:
def __init__(self, f, commentstring=”#”):
self.f = f
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