pw.io.plaintext

pw.io.plaintext.read(path, *, mode='streaming', object_pattern='*', with_metadata=False, persistent_id=None, autocommit_duration_ms=1500, debug_data=None)

sourceReads a table from a text file or a directory of text files. The resulting table will consist of a single column data, and have the number of rows equal to the number of lines in the file. Each cell will contain a single line from the file.

In case the folder is specified, and there are several files placed in the folder, their order is determined according to their modification times: the smaller the modification time is, the earlier the file will be passed to the engine.

  • Parameters
    • path (str | PathLike) – Path to a file or to a folder.
    • mode (str) – Denotes how the engine polls the new data from the source. Currently “streaming” and “static” are supported. If set to “streaming” the engine will wait for the updates in the specified directory. It will track file additions, deletions, and modifications and reflect these events in the state. For example, if a file was deleted,”streaming” mode will also remove rows obtained by reading this file from the table. On the other hand, the “static” mode will only consider the available data and ingest all of it in one commit. The default value is “streaming”.
    • object_pattern (str) – Unix shell style pattern for filtering only certain files in the directory. Ignored in case a path to a single file is specified.
    • with_metadata (bool) – When set to true, the connector will add an additional column named _metadata to the table. This column will be a JSON field that will contain two optional fields - created_at and modified_at. These fields will have integral UNIX timestamps for the creation and modification time respectively. Additionally, the column will also have an optional field named owner that will contain the name of the file owner (applicable only for Un). Finally, the column will also contain a field named path that will show the full path to the file from where a row was filled.
    • persistent_id (str | None) – (unstable) An identifier, under which the state of the table will be persisted or None, if there is no need to persist the state of this table. When a program restarts, it restores the state for all input tables according to what was saved for their persistent_id. This way it’s possible to configure the start of computations from the moment they were terminated last time.
    • autocommit_duration_ms (int | None) – the maximum time between two commits. Every autocommit_duration_ms milliseconds, the updates received by the connector are committed and pushed into Pathway’s computation graph.
    • debug_data – Static data replacing original one when debug mode is active.
  • Returns
    Table – The table read.

Example:

import pathway as pw
t = pw.io.plaintext.read("raw_dataset/lines.txt")