Re: Dictionary or Database—Please advise
benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Fri Feb 26 17:11:15 CET 2010
On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:58 AM, Jeremy <jlconlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have lots of data that I currently store in dictionaries. However,
> the memory requirements are becoming a problem. I am considering
> using a database of some sorts instead, but I have never used them
> before. Would a database be more memory efficient than a dictionary?
> I also need platform independence without having to install a database
> and Python interface on all the platforms I'll be using. Is there
> something built-in to Python that will allow me to do this?
Python has SQLite 3 built-in and there are wrappers for MySQL and PostgreSQL
on all major platforms. Any one of them will work- databases have the
advantage that they're stored on the disk so you don't have all of it in
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