[Numpy-discussion] Converting string to array
alnesbit at students.cs.mu.OZ.AU
Mon May 12 23:26:03 EDT 2003
On Tue, 13 May 2003, eric jones wrote:
> Try fromstring. I think it should do what you want:
> >>> from Numeric import * print fromstring.__doc__
> fromstring(string, typecode='l', count=-1) returns a new 1d array
> initialized from the raw binary data in string. If count is
> positive, the new array will have count elements, otherwise it's
> size is determined by the size of string.
Thanks, Eric. That did the trick.
The manual said that Numeric.array() takes a sequence type as one of
its arguments, and considering that a string is a sequence type, I
thought that, given an appropriate typecode, it would do the
conversion automatically in the same way that array.array does. Is
this difference an intended feature of numpy?
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