FW: [Tutor] Trying to d0 HTTP GET
john.ertl at fnmoc.navy.mil
Tue Apr 19 18:55:02 CEST 2005
I have figured out a bit more. I can get the binary values from the service
but I think they come back as a single string. How do I read that into an
array? The code below will read the first number into the array and print
it out but how would I read the whole thing into an array...I would like to
skip the step of putting the raw binary numbers into a variable and instead
read it directly into the binvalues array.
I have tried things like binvalues.read(rawData.read(4,size of array)) and
a few other things but none of them work. I was hoping for a fromstream but
no luck no that either.
Thanks for any help.
binvalues = array.array('f')
binvalues.fromstring(rawData.read(4)) # 4 byte float
From: Kent Johnson
Cc: tutor at python.org
Sent: 4/18/05 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Tutor] Trying to d0 HTTP GET
Ertl, John wrote:
> I am trying to get some binary data from a web service. None of the
> guys are around so I am hoping you might be able to shed some light on
> might be happening.
I would think that
f = urllib.urlopen(...)
data = f.read()
would work. You could try urllib2.urlopen() and see if it is any better.
How big is the data you are expecting?
> Here is part of the email that explained what I needed to do.
> ----- clip ---
> If you can do an http "get" from Python, you'll be set.
> It returns an http header like the following (if the grid exists),
> followed by the grid data in big-endian, IEEE format.
> "HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r\n"
> "Server: ISIS/4.0\r\n"
> "Content-type: application/x-grid\r\n"
> "Content-length: 261234\r\n\r\n"
> ----- end-----
> The grid data is in Binary. How would I get to this? I would imagine
> since f (the object) exists the call to the web service worked. Now I
> to read the grid...eventually I need to put it into a Numeric array
> sure how to get just the grid from "f".
> As a simple starting point I tried.
> <httplib.HTTPMessage instance at 0xb9255f6c>
> I tried read(), readLines() and some other stuff using scipy and
> The prompt has moved to the next line but nothing else has happened
> min or so (I have tried several times). When I try to close IDLE it
> the program is still running. How should I be getting this data is it
> trying to read the binary and that is why it is stalled?
> John Ertl
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