dumps data to a file as yaml

dumping a file

Dumps the corresponding python data types to a file formatted as YAML. Nothing is returned. Creates a new or overwrites an existing file by default (See append parameter to change mode).

Basic Example of dumping data to a file using default positional parameters

maci.yamldump('mydata.yml', data)

In this example, we simply dump data to a file using the yamldump function and pass a string of the filepath to the file as the first argument to the function, then pass the data as the second argument to the function. Note: This function dumps a single yaml document to the file. If looking to dump multiple yaml documents to a file, use the yamldumpall function.

parameters & arguments

Describes all parameter functionality and accepted data types

filename: str | Path

First required positional argument. Accepts strings and Path objects

Use this parameter to point to your filepath

data: Any

Second required positional argument. Accepts Any

Use this parameter to pass in the data you want to dump to a file.

append: bool

Optional parameter. Accepts booleans. Default = False

Use this parameter to enable appending mode to write by appending data to the file. A new file will be created if the filename does not exist. Default is disabled which writes new or overwrites a file.

encoding: str | None

Optional parameter. Accepts strings or None. Default = None

Use this parameter to dump the data with the desired codec of the data if needed. The default uses the default of python, so you don't have to use this, but you can if the data needs to be written with a specific codec.

This function uses the PyYAML framework installed as a dependency from pypi for its underlying functionality. It is only using the "safe_dump" method, which only supports standard YAML tags and cannot represent an arbitrary Python object. For more information on PyYAML, visit:

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