How to efficiently read binary files?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Mon May 1 21:17:50 CEST 2006

Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2006-05-01, Robert Kern <robert.kern at> wrote:
>>Grant Edwards wrote:
>>>On 2006-05-01, Robert Kern <robert.kern at> wrote:
>>>>>>>Perhaps the numarray module?
>>>>>>numpy for new code, please.
>>>>>So numarray and numpy were both written to replace numeric?
>>>>numpy was written to replace both Numeric and numarray.
>>>too many batteries...
>>Too many cryptic complaints...
> Too easy to miss the intended humor on Usenet...

Oh, I saw the smiley. I knew it was meant to be humorous. I just didn't
understand it. The only "batteries" reference I know of in this context is the
"batteries included" philosophy of the stdlib. Of course, none of Numeric,
numarray, or numpy have anything to do with the stdlib, so again I am confused.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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