[Numpy-discussion] 2 i/o questions and an announcement

Rick White rlw at stsci.edu
Fri Sep 8 08:57:50 EDT 2000

Janko Hauser <jhauser at ifm.uni-kiel.de> writes:
>From my understanding of the code, Numpy2 uses the buffer
>interface. This would be the basis for a fast exchange of data between
>PIL and Numpy arrays. Regarding IO the pickling of arrays is quite
>fast. Have you tried this already?

Pickling is fine if all you want to do is create data within Numeric
and save it.  But it's not useful either for reading data that already
exists in some format (the usual case) or for writing data in standard
formats so it can be exchanged with other people.

Rick White

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