open, uri=None, mode=None, validate_checksums=False, extensions=None, ignore_version_mismatch=True, ignore_unrecognized_tag=False, _force_raw_types=False, copy_arrays=False, memmap=NotSet, lazy_load=True, custom_schema=None, strict_extension_check=False, ignore_missing_extensions=False, _get_yaml_content=False)

Open an existing ASDF file.

fdstring or file-like object

May be a string file or http URI, or a Python file-like object.

uristring, optional

The URI of the file. Only required if the URI can not be automatically determined from fd.

modestring, optional

The mode to open the file in. Must be r (default) or rw.

validate_checksumsbool, optional

If True, validate the blocks against their checksums. Requires reading the entire file, so disabled by default.

extensionsobject, optional

Additional extensions to use when reading and writing the file. May be an asdf.extension.Extension or a list of extensions.

ignore_version_mismatchbool, optional

When True, do not raise warnings for mismatched schema versions. Set to True by default.

ignore_unrecognized_tagbool, optional

When True, do not raise warnings for unrecognized tags. Set to False by default.

copy_arraysbool, optional

When False, when reading files, attempt to memmap underlying data arrays when possible.

memmapbool, optional

When True, when reading files, attempt to memmap underlying data arrays when possible. When set, this argument will override copy_arrays. When not set, the copy_arrays will determine if arrays are memory mapped or copied. copy_arrays will be deprecated and the default will change in an upcoming asdf version which by default will not memory map arrays.

lazy_loadbool, optional

When True and the underlying file handle is seekable, data arrays will only be loaded lazily: i.e. when they are accessed for the first time. In this case the underlying file must stay open during the lifetime of the tree. Setting to False causes all data arrays to be loaded up front, which means that they can be accessed even after the underlying file is closed. Note: even if lazy_load is False, memmap is still taken into account.

custom_schemastr, optional

Path to a custom schema file that will be used for a secondary validation pass. This can be used to ensure that particular ASDF files follow custom conventions beyond those enforced by the standard.

strict_extension_checkbool, optional

When True, if the given ASDF file contains metadata about the extensions used to create it, and if those extensions are not installed, opening the file will fail. When False, opening a file under such conditions will cause only a warning. Defaults to False.

ignore_missing_extensionsbool, optional

When True, do not raise warnings when a file is read that contains metadata about extensions that are not available. Defaults to False.


The new AsdfFile object.