[Numpy-discussion] how to pipe into numpy arrays?

Michael Aye kmichael.aye at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 15:00:27 EDT 2012

As numpy.fromfile seems to require full file object functionalities 
like seek, I can not use it with the sys.stdin pipe.
So how could I stream a binary pipe directly into numpy?
I can imagine storing the data in a string and use StringIO but the 
files are 3.6 GB large, just the binary, and that will most likely be 
much more as a string object.
Reading binary files on disk is NOT the problem, I would like to avoid 
the temporary file if possible.

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