# iris.open_raw¶

iris.open_raw(path)

Open a raw data item, guessing the AbstractRawDataset instance that should be used based on available plug-ins.

This function can also be used as a context manager:

with open_raw('.') as dset:
...

Parameters: path (path-like) – Path to the file/folder containing the raw data. raw – The raw dataset. If no format could be guessed, an RuntimeError is raised. AbstractRawDataset instance RuntimeError : if the data format could not be guessed.