Binary file output using python
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Tue Apr 17 22:19:13 CEST 2007
Chi Yin Cheung wrote:
> Is there a way in python to output binary files? I need to python to
> write out a stream of 5 million floating point numbers, separated by
> some separator, but it seems that all python supports natively is string
> information output, which is extremely space inefficient.
I recommend using PyTables for this sort of thing. It also allows you to
choose from several compression algorithms. I'm using it to store files
with 22000 x (2000, 12) datasets, or 528 million Float64s.
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