I'm a beginner using Python. I had a problem loading a shapefile in QGIS 3.8 using Python, while loading a rasterfile worked perfectly.
I found the solution here: Can't load a shapefile with Python Console in QGIS?
I loaded the files like this:
path = 'D:/Users/Me/data/' rlayer = iface.addRasterLayer(path + "/landsuit.tif", "basemap") vlayer = iface.addVectorLayer(path + "/ne_50m_urban_areas.shp", "urban", "ogr")
Loading the vlayer like this did not work, while loading the raster layer did. When I change the vlayer path to
iface.addVectorLayer(path + "\\ne_50m_urban_areas.shp", "urban", "ogr"), thus replacing "/" with "\", the code works.
Can anyone explain to me why loading the vector layer with one single forwardslash does not work, while it does work for rasterfiles? In general: When is it better to use forwardslashes and in which cases should I choose double backwardslashes? Searching the Internet I have not found any satisfying solution.
I am using Windows 10 and QGIS 3.8.