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selected_sort.py will not load

I seem to have an error with the code. my error message is:

$ python selected_sort.py numbers/5.txt Traceback (most recent call last): File "selected_sort.py", line 6, in <module> numbers = load_numbers(sys.argv[1]) File "/Users/chriskehl/Documents/data_mining/Algorithms/load.py", line 8, in load_numbers numbers.append(int(line)) ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1671\cocoasubrtf200\n'