Load local data files to Colaboratory

I was a bit confused by the example for loading local files on first glance as there was no place to specify a file path. All you need to do is copy and paste the recipe to figure this out, but to be clear:

from google.colab import files
uploaded = files.upload()

will open an upload dialogue window where you can browse and select your local files for upload.


for fn in uploaded.keys():
  print('User uploaded file "{name}" with length {length} bytes'.format(
      name=fn, length=len(uploaded[fn])))

will show you the keys to access what you just uploaded.

Edit for additional clarification: The dictionary uploaded will have keys of the selected filenames – so if for example you select a file my_test.txt, then you would access that file using uploaded['my_test.txt'].

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