[SOLVED] Read a csv file in python correctly using pandas


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I am trying to read this file using read_csv in pandas(python).
But I am not able to capture all columns.
Can you help?

Here is the code:

file = r'path of file'
df = pd.read_csv(file, encoding='cp1252', on_bad_lines='skip')

Thank you


I tried to read your file, and I first noticed that the encoding you specified does not correspond to the one used in your file. I also noticed that the separator is not a comma (,) but a tab (\t).

First, to get the file encoding (in linux), you just need to run:

$ file -i kopie.csv 
kopie.csv: text/plain; charset=utf-16le

In Python:

import pandas as pd

path_to_file = 'kopie.csv'
df = pd.read_csv(path_to_file, encoding='utf-16le', sep='\t')

And when I print the shape of the loaded dataframe:

>>> df.shape
(869, 161)

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