[Numpy-discussion] Using np.frombuffer and cffi.buffer on array of C structs (problem with struct member padding)

Allan Haldane allanhaldane at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 13:01:46 EST 2018

There is a new section discussing alignment in the numpy 1.14 structured
array docs, which has some hints about interfacing with C structs.

These new 1.14 docs are not online yet on scipy.org, but in the meantime
 you can view them here:

(That links specifically to the discussion of alignments and padding).


On 01/25/2018 11:33 AM, Chris Barker - NOAA Federal wrote:
>> The numpy dtype constructor takes an “align” keyword that will pad it
>> for you.
> https://docs.scipy.org/doc/numpy-1.13.0/reference/generated/numpy.dtype.html
> -CHB
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