[Numpy-discussion] __array_interface__ / __array_struct__
Tue Jan 22 15:15:02 CST 2008
Travis E. Oliphant schrieb:
> Thomas Heller wrote:
>> I am experimenting with implementing __array_interface__ and/or __array_struct__
>> properties for ctypes instances, and have problems to create numpy arrays
>> from them that share the memory. Probably I'm doing something wrong;
>> what is the correct function in numpy to create these shared objects?
>> I am using numpy.core.multiarray.array(ctypes-object), is that correct?
> Yes, this should work, as the array function goes through several checks
> including looking for the __array_struct__ and/or __array_interface__
> attributes. If you can point me to the code, I can probably help.
The pure-python code, using __array_interface__, is here:
Use a webbrowser to view or download it, or an svn client
to checkout a copy. I use it like this:
from ctypes_array mport as_ctypes, as_array
c_array = (c_double * 3)()
numpy_array = as_array(c_array)
numpy_array = zeros(32)
c_array = as_array(numpy_array)
In the former example the objects to bot share memory, in the
latter example they do.
I also have an extension in the works that uses __array_struct__,
but this is not yet uploaded.
(See also the message titled 'ctypes to numpy and back' that I posted
to the ctypes-users list and gmane.python.scientific.users. Probably
the wrong lists since you did not see it ;-)
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