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

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
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.

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