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

Benjamin Root ben.root at ou.edu
Wed Oct 24 21:19:03 EDT 2012

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Michael Aye <kmichael.aye at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
I haven't tried this myself, but there is a numpy.frombuffer() function as
well.  Maybe that could be used here?

Ben Root
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