Large Data Sets: Use base variables or classes? And some binding questions

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Sep 26 23:06:24 CEST 2008


Patrick Sullivan wrote:
> Hello.
> 
> I will be using some large data sets ("points" from 2 to 12 variables)
> and would like to use one class for each point rather than a list or
> dictionary. I imagine this is terribly inefficient, but how much?

I strongly suspect that you should use one class and a class instance 
for each 'point'.  You can make instances 'fixed' after initialization 
by customizing appropriate methods, but I would not bother for private code.




More information about the Python-list mailing list