[Numpy-discussion] query to array

Keith Goodman kwgoodman at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 18:19:14 EST 2007

On 1/31/07, Tom Denniston <tom.denniston at alum.dartmouth.org> wrote:
> i would do something like the following.  I don't have your odbc
> library so I mocked it up with a fake iterator called "it".  This
> example would be for a two column result where the first is an int and
> the second a string.  Note it creates a recarray which you can have
> match you database column names if you want to generalize the
> function.  All you need to provide is the dtype equivalent to your
> query result layout.
> In [2]: import numpy
> In [3]: it = iter([(1,'String1'), (2, 'String2')])
> In [4]: dtype = numpy.dtype([('intvalue', int), ('stringcolumn', '|S20')])
> In [5]: numpy.fromiter(it, dtype)
> Out[5]:
> array([(1, 'String1'), (2, 'String2')],
>       dtype=[('intvalue', '<i4'), ('stringcolumn', '|S20')])

All this fromiter and recarray is confusing to me. But I'd like to learn.

How would I hook all this up to a query?

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