pack an integer into a string

Sebastian Bassi sbassi at
Sat Jul 25 00:43:58 CEST 2009

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 7:28 PM, superpollo<user at> wrote:
> is there a pythonic and synthetic way (maybe some standard module) to "pack"
> an integer (maybe a *VERY* big one) into a string? like this:

What do you mean to pack? Maybe Pickle is what you want.

import cPickle
variable = 124348654333577698
cPickle.dump(variable,open('filename', 'w'))

To load it:

import cPickle
vaariable = cPickle.load(open('filename'))

It is not "into a string", but instead of a filename, use a string with stringio

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